Definition of Science

1. Noun. A particular branch of scientific knowledge. "The science of genetics"

2. Noun. Ability to produce solutions in some problem domain. "The sweet science of pugilism"
Exact synonyms: Skill
Generic synonyms: Ability, Power
Specialized synonyms: Nose, Virtuosity

Definition of Science

1. n. Knowledge; knowledge of principles and causes; ascertained truth of facts.

2. v. t. To cause to become versed in science; to make skilled; to instruct.

Definition of Science

1. Noun. A particular discipline or branch of learning, especially one dealing with measurable or systematic principles rather than intuition or natural ability. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

2. Noun. (uncountable archaic) Knowledge gained through study or practice; mastery of a particular discipline or area. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

3. Noun. (context: now only theology) The fact of knowing something; knowledge or understanding of a truth. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

4. Noun. The collective discipline of study or learning acquired through the scientific method; the sum of knowledge gained from such methods and discipline. (defdate from 18th c.) ¹

5. Noun. Knowledge derived from scientific disciplines, scientific method, or any systematic effort. ¹

6. Noun. (obsolete spelling of scion) ¹

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Definition of Science

1. a department of systematized knowledge [n -S]

Medical Definition of Science

1. The study of the material universe or physical reality in order to understand it. This is done by making observations and collecting data about natural events and conditions, then organising and explaining them with hypotheses, theories, models, laws, and principles. The organised body of knowledge about the material universe which can be verified or tested. A particular branch of either the process of study or the body of knowledge, such as astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, and physics. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Science

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sciatic scoliosis
science (current term)
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Literary usage of Science

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Phi Delta Kappan by Phi Delta Kappa (1912)
"Measurement of Mental Phenomena science, it has been said with pardonable exaggeration, is measurement. "When you can measure what you are speaking about ..."

2. Report (1904)
"The movement which finally resulted in the organization of The Michigan Academy of science was first started in 1892. In response to a feeling that it was ..."

3. Report (1905)
"The objects of this Academy shall be scientific research and the diffusion of knowledge concerning the various departments of science. ..."

4. Mental Philosophy Including the Intellect, Sensibilities, and Will by Joseph Haven (1883)
"What is Mental Philosophy, as distinguished from other branches of science? Philosophy, in the wide sense usually given it, denotes the investigation and ..."

5. The Life of Reason; Or, The Phases of Human Progress by George Santayana (1906)
"CHAPTER I TYPES AND AIMS OF science science is so new a thing and so far from final, it seems to the layman so hopelessly accurate and science still ..."

6. Report (1904)
"ARTICLE I. This Society shall be known as THE MICHIGAN ACADEMY OF science. ARTICLE II: OBJECTS. The objects of this Academy shall be scientific research and ..."

7. The Positive Philosophy of Auguste Comte by Auguste Comte, Harriet Martineau (1893)
"CHAPTER I. NECESSITY AND OPPORTUNENESS OF THIS NEW science. * IN the five foregoing parts of this work, our investigation proceeded on an ascertained and ..."

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