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natural science

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Definition of natural science in English:

noun

(usually natural sciences)
1A branch of science which deals with the physical world, e.g. physics, chemistry, geology, biology.
Example sentences
  • 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.
1.1 [mass noun] The branch of knowledge which deals with the study of the physical world.
Example sentences
  • 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.

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