Definition of big science in English:

big science

Syllabification: big sci·ence

noun

informal
  • Scientific research that is expensive and involves large teams of scientists.
    More 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.

More definitions of big science

Definition of big science in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kərf
noun
a slit made by cutting with a saw