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a (kind of) turn of mind

A particular way of considering, thinking about, or approaching things in one's life. My dad always had a very pragmatic turn of mind, so everything he did had to be weighed against how it would benefit him and the family. With the release of his new non-fiction book about international policy, the star athlete has been revealing a surprisingly intellectual turn of mind.
See also: mind, of, turn

scientific wild-ass guess

An estimate or guess based on very simple evidence, reasoning, or logic. Often abbreviated with the acronym "SWAG." Now, this is just a scientific wild-ass guess, but judging from the calculations I jotted down just now, we need to clear about $500,000 in sales to recoup our development costs. I never trust weather forecasts—in this country, they're little more than scientific wild-ass guesses!
See also: guess, scientific

a practical, scientific, etc. turn of ˈmind

a practical, scientific, etc. way of thinking about things: He’s got a very practical turn of mind. He can fix anything.
See also: mind, of, turn

scientific wild ass guess

and SWAG
phr. & comp. abb. a simple guess. (Often objectionable.) I don’t know at all. That was a SWAG. I always use the SWAG system.
See also: ass, guess, scientific, wild
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Nonetheless, the Association has previously said that if a scientifically validated blood test for HGH was available, we would consider it.
The no-calorie vitamin water is made from reverse osmosis purified water that is infused with essential vitamins, minerals and extracts from NutraGenesis, a company that offers proprietary and scientifically supported ingredients to the food and beverage industry.
But they are also almost uniformly suspicious of scientifically based research and scientifically based assessments as the means for dealing with these large problems of unequal achievement.
I have been in love, plenty of people have been in love, yet love cannot be proved scientifically.
According to IES, educational practice needs to be grounded in scientifically based research, which is research that involves the application of rigorous, systematic, and objective procedures in order to obtain reliable and valid knowledge relevant to educational activities and programs.
Key highlights of these projects demonstrate how the NIEHS science education program is working to prepare the next generation of scientifically literate and scientifically engaged citizenry.
shattered myths about women not being scientifically inclined when in July their all-female computer programming team made it to Osaka, Japan for RoboCup 2005, an international robot-building competition.
Contrary to what abusers, underground publications, and pro-steroid Web sites fallaciously preach, there is no scientifically proven "safe" way to self-administer these potentially harmful compounds in every individual case.
Speaking to MEPs, industry and government representatives in Brussels on May 27, he said the EU should do more to ensure its standards are scientifically justified.
This happens to me only in my most scientifically creative periods.
Department of Education has outlined standards for scientifically based research, comprehensive data-collection efforts by schools, districts, and states can also count as scientifically based research.
combines a scientifically designed reusable SMART Pad[TM] and SMART Brief[TM] with computerized technology that continuously monitors residents' continence status without wires or cords.
To counter the negative and often confused public perception of Earth Science, and to bolster proposals for increased funding from NSERC, we must develop new research that has relevance for society and that matters scientifically.
The article argues that three fundamental principles that apply to training and learning generally are also applicable to today's business organizations: (1) approach training scientifically, (2) treat employees as active learners, and (3) make learning an ongoing process.
They also include scientifically incorrect statements in regard to hybrid formation, nuclear transfer cloning, and the scientific study of the human embryo.
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