Definition of Wissenschaft in English:

Wissenschaft

Line breaks: Wis¦sen|schaft
Pronunciation: /ˈvɪs(ə)nʃaft
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • The systematic pursuit of knowledge, learning, and scholarship (especially as contrasted with its application).
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    • In its place Berlin stressed two quite different but interrelated enterprises: orderly, disciplined critical research, or Wissenschaft, and professional education.
    • As a biblical scholar, I found that Morgan's treatments of the wisdom tradition moved mostly at the meta-critical level - largely dependent on Wissenschaft and its questions and assumptions about wisdom, literature and the sages.
    • One outcome of these discoveries was the breakup of the old hierarchy of the disciplines, which had been based on judgments about the degree to which a discipline exhibited the logic of well-formed Wissenschaft.

Origin

German, literally 'knowledge'.

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