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Science Vocabulary

1. absolute existing independent of any other cause
2. accuracy freedom from mistake, exact
3. adverse acting against or in an opposite direction
4. analogue similar or comparable in certain respects
5. analyze to study the relationship of the parts of something by analysis
6. application ability to put to a practical use, having something to do with the matter at hand
7. approximately nearly, an estimate or figure that is almost exact
8. argument reasoning for or against something
9. assumption something that is accepted as true
10. comprehend to understand fully
11. concentration the ratio of the amount of solute to the amount of solvent or solution
12. conclusion : a final decision based on facts, experience or reasoning
13. confirm to make sure of the truth of something
14. consequence something produced by a cause of condition
15. consistent in agreement, firm, changeless
16. constant remaining steady and unchanged
17. contradiction a statement in opposition to another
18. control group experimental group in which conditions are controlled
19. controlled experiment one in which the condition suspected to cause and effect is compared to one without the suspected condition
20. controlled variable a factor in an experiment that remains constant
21. correlation a close connection between two ideas or two sets of data
22. criticism a finding of fault, disapproval
23. definitive most nearly complete or accurate
24. demonstrate to explain by use of examples or experiments
25. dependence a state of being controlled by something else
26. dependent variable result or change that occurs due to the part of an experiment being tested
27. diminish to make smaller or less, to decrease in size
28. direct relationship: the connection between two variables that shows the same effect (they both increase or both decrease)
29. effective producing or able to produce a desired condition
30. estimation forming a calculation based on incomplete data
31. ethical following accepted rules and behavior
32. evaluation the result of finding something; estimating the value of something
33. evidence that which serves to prove or disprove something
34. examine to look at or check carefully
35. expectation the extent of a chance that something will occur
36. experiment a test made to find something out
37. experimental design the plan for a controlled experiment
38. experimental group the experimental part in which all conditions are kept the same except for the condition being tested
39. explanation a statement that makes something clear
40. extrapolation estimating a value of another characteristic beyond the range of a given value of another characteristic
41. figure a picture that explains
42. fundamental a basic part
43. generalization something given as a broad of statement or conclusion
44. hypothesis testable explanation of a question or problem
45. illustrate to make clear by using examples
46. imply to suggest rather than to say plainly
47. inconsistent not in agreement
48. incorporate to join or unite closely in a single body
49. independent variable in a controlled experiment, the variable that is being changed
50. indication the act of pointing out to something
51. indicator any device that measures, records, or visibly points out something
52. ingredient any of the components of which something is made
53. interpolation estimating a value that falls between two known values
54. interpretation the act of telling the meaning of something, explanation
55. inverse relationship (indirect) the connection between two variables that shows the opposite effect (when the value of one increases, the value of the other decreases)
56. investigate to study by close and careful observation
57. irregular not continuous or coming at sent times
58. issue something that is in the question
59. judgement an opinion formed by examining and comparing
60. justify to prove or show to be right or reasonable
61. legend a title, description, or key accompanying a figure or map
62. maximum as great as possible in amount or degree
63. measurement the act of finding out the size or amount of something
64. mechanism the parts or steps that make up a process or activity
65. minimum as small as possible in amount or degree
66. model a pattern or figure of something to be made
67. modify to make changes in something
68. observation the act of noting and recording facts and events
69. opinion a belief based on experience and on seeing certain facts
70. optimum the best or most favorable degree, condition or amount
71. pattern a model, guide or plan used in making things
72. perform to carry out; accomplish
73. phenomenon an observable fact or event
74. precision the quality of being exactly stated, exact arrangement
75. predict to figure out and tell beforehand
76. preference a choosing of or liking for one thing rather than another
77. probability the quality of being reasonably sure, but not certain of something happening or being true
78. procedure the way in which an action or actions is carried out
79. proponent one who supports a cause
80. proportional any quantities or measurements having the same fixed relationship
81. reasonable showing or containing sound thought
82. refute to prove wrong by argument or evidence
83. relationship the state of being connected
84. replicate to copy or reproduce
85. revise to look over again, to correct or improve
86. simulation the act or process of simulating
87. study a careful examination and investigation of an event
88. suggest to offer as an idea
89. summarize to state briefly
90. support to provide evidence
91. theory a general rule offered to explain experiences or facts
92. translate to change from one state to another
93.treatment to expose to some action
94. underlying to form the support for something
95. unit a fixed quantity used as a standard of measurement
96. validity based on evidence that can be supported
97. value the quantity or amount for which a symbols stands
98. variable that which can be changed
99. viewpoint opinion, judgement
Created by: christina_jenee