Definition of Scientific American from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Scientific American

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a US magazine published each month since 1845 about scientific research and discoveries. The articles are written for the non-specialist reader but are more technical than those in a general magazine. There are also various international editions published in different languages. From 1990 to 2005 the company owning the magazine also had a television series on PBS, called Scientific American Frontiers, presented from 1993 by the actor Alan Alda.