subscience

noun sub·sci·ence \ ˈsəb-ˌsī-ən(t)s \
variants: or sub-science
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of subscience

plural subsciences or sub-sciences
: a field of science that is part of a broader field
  • the subscience of evolutionary biology
  • … science is a diverse, social enterprise that has … developed different methodologies in different subsciences
  • —Carlin Romano

First Known Use of subscience

1834

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