Definition of science in English:

science

Line breaks: sci|ence
Pronunciation: /ˈsʌɪəns
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • 1The intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behaviour of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment: the world of science and technology
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    • The second point is mostly for emphasis: science studies the natural world.
    • Emily's garden inspirations were also fueled by her high school science teacher and study hall supervisor.
    • To this has been added a sustained critique of much that passes for science studies.
    Synonyms
    branch of knowledge, body of knowledge/information/facts, area of study, discipline, field
  • 1.1A particular area of science: veterinary science [count noun]: the agricultural sciences
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    • Nanotechnology is an emerging engineering field that borrows from such areas as materials science, engineering, chemistry, biology and physics.
    • It's used in medical science and some other areas, too.
    • Perhaps the other area of psychological science most relevant to camps is behavioral psychology.
  • 1.2A systematically organized body of knowledge on a particular subject: the science of criminology
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    • I may defend my professional status by claiming ownership of an advanced body of knowledge or science.
    • Most importantly, the lists tend to omit the natural vitamin complexes and food-form minerals that are so important for our health, as demonstrated by a large body of published science.
    • We promote the science of psychology, and we rely on the foundation it provides for the practice of psychology.
  • 1.3 archaic Knowledge of any kind: his rare science and his practical skill

Origin

Middle English (denoting knowledge): from Old French, from Latin scientia, from scire 'know'.

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