natural science

noun
|Updated on: 4 Jul 2018

Definition of natural science

: any of the sciences (such as physics, chemistry, or biology) that deal with matter, energy, and their interrelations and transformations or with objectively measurable phenomena

natural scientist

noun

Examples of natural science in a Sentence

  1. He is interested in the natural sciences.

  2. a new approach to natural science

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First Known Use of natural science

14th century

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Definition of natural science for English Language Learners

  • : a science (such as physics, chemistry, or biology) that studies the physical and natural world or the events that happen in nature



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