Definition of natural science in English:

natural science

Syllabification: nat·u·ral sci·ence

noun

(usually natural sciences)
1A branch of science that deals with the physical world, e.g., physics, chemistry, geology, and biology.
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  • In the natural sciences, biology and geology should be emphasized.
  • The first is a scientific encyclopaedia covering logic, natural sciences, psychology, geometry, astronomy, arithmetic and music.
  • In addition, all institutions have freshman introductory courses both in natural sciences and social sciences.
1.1The branch of knowledge that deals with the study of the physical world.
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  • Hence, physical or natural science is the study of material bodies that undergo change and are either in motion or repose.
  • He won an open scholarship in mathematics and natural science to study at Trinity College, Cambridge.
  • It is characteristic of him that his decision to study natural science and medicine was determined not so much by his reading as by his dreams.

Derivatives

natural scientist

noun
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  • How does it happen that a properly endowed natural scientist comes to concern himself with epistemology?
  • As a natural scientist, you recognize that you cannot assign characteristics at will to chemical and biological entities.
  • Recently, a group of social and natural scientists have come together to help coalesce what they envisage as a new, emerging field of ‘sustainability science’.

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