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non·​sci·​ence ˌnän-ˈsī-ən(t)s How to pronounce nonscience (audio)
: something (such as a discipline) that is not a science


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: of or relating to fields other than science

Example Sentences

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This was also happening at other agencies, and it was recently disclosed that these include nonscience and international institutions such as the Federal Reserve and the Inter-American Development Bank. Paul Dabbar, WSJ, 17 Aug. 2022 Caldwell, who holds a degree in environmental biology from Governors State University, said nonscience types needn’t be intimidated by worm farming’s emphasis on proper temperature, humidity, aeration and pH. Dennis Sullivan,, 9 Dec. 2020 In the 1930s, Popper drew a line between science and nonscience in comparing the work of Albert Einstein with that of Sigmund Freud. Quanta Magazine, 16 Dec. 2015

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Word History

First Known Use


1855, in the meaning defined above


1944, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonscience was in 1855

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“Nonscience.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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