science

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sci·ence

noun \ˈsī-ən(t)s\

: knowledge about or study of the natural world based on facts learned through experiments and observation

: a particular area of scientific study (such as biology, physics, or chemistry) : a particular branch of science

: a subject that is formally studied in a college, university, etc.

Full Definition of SCIENCE

1
:  the state of knowing :  knowledge as distinguished from ignorance or misunderstanding
2
a :  a department of systematized knowledge as an object of study <the science of theology>
b :  something (as a sport or technique) that may be studied or learned like systematized knowledge <have it down to a science>
3
a :  knowledge or a system of knowledge covering general truths or the operation of general laws especially as obtained and tested through scientific method
b :  such knowledge or such a system of knowledge concerned with the physical world and its phenomena :  natural science
4
:  a system or method reconciling practical ends with scientific laws <cooking is both a science and an art>
5
capitalized :  christian science

Examples of SCIENCE

  1. The program encourages students to pursue a career in science.
  2. a list of terms commonly used in science
  3. a new branch of science
  4. advances in science and technology
  5. Students are required to take two sciences.
  6. students majoring in a science
  7. The Malay tapir, the largest of the world's four tapir species, remained largely invisible to science until recently. The other three species of these odd, endearing animals all live in South America. —Anthony King, New York Times, 2 June 2009

Origin of SCIENCE

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin scientia, from scient-, sciens having knowledge, from present participle of scire to know; perhaps akin to Sanskrit chyati he cuts off, Latin scindere to split — more at shed
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Physics Terms

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sci·ence

noun \ˈsī-ən(t)s\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SCIENCE

: knowledge or a system of knowledge covering general truths or the operation of general laws especially as obtained and tested through the scientific method and concerned with the physical world and its phenomena

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