Definition of big science in English:

Share this entry

big science


Scientific research that is expensive and involves large teams of scientists.
Example sentences
  • And pure academic research and big science attract an even different personality type.
  • Earth science is mostly small-scale and dispersed, whereas big science and medicine have bigger, more cash-rich installations with more money to devote to telling the world how worthwhile they are.
  • PAUL VANOUSE has been working in emerging technological media since 1990, critically exploring the intersections of big science and popular culture.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: big sci·ence

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.