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A science, such as biology, chemistry, or physics, that deals with the objects, phenomena, or laws of nature and the physical world.
natural scientist n.
1. the sciences collectively that are involved in the study of the physical world and its phenomena, including biology, physics, chemistry, and geology, but excluding social sciences, abstract or theoretical sciences, such as mathematics, and applied sciences
2. any one of these sciences
natural scientist n
a science or knowledge of objects or processes observable in nature, as biology, physics, chemistry, and geology.
nat′ural sci′entist, n.
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|Noun||1.||natural science - the sciences involved in the study of the physical world and its phenomena|
science, scientific discipline - a particular branch of scientific knowledge; "the science of genetics"
bioscience, life science - any of the branches of natural science dealing with the structure and behavior of living organisms
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
physical science, physics - the physical properties, phenomena, and laws of something; "he studied the physics of radiation"
earth science - any of the sciences that deal with the earth or its parts
cosmography - the science that maps the general features of the universe; describes both heaven and earth (but without encroaching on geography or astronomy)