: of or relating to the ancient Greek philosopher Socrates, his followers, or his method of asking questions to discover truth
: of or relating to Socrates or his philosophical method of systematic doubt and questioning of another to elicit a clear expression of a truth supposed to be knowable by all rational beings
: the work of designing and creating large structures or new products or systems by using scientific methods
: the application of science and mathematics by which the properties of matter and the sources of energy in nature are made useful to people
: The method of asking questions to craft a society that justly serves the needs of all people.