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domestic science

n.
Home economics.

domestic science

n
(Education) the study of cooking, needlework, and other subjects concerned with household skills

home′ econom′ics


n. (used with a sing. v.)
the study of nutrition, food, clothing, child development, family relationships, and household economics.
[1895–1900, Amer.]
home′ econ′omist, n.
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Noun1.domestic science - theory and practice of homemakingdomestic science - theory and practice of homemaking  
social science - the branch of science that studies society and the relationships of individual within a society
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Ethel Marr was admitted by all competent judges to have the most stylish modes of hair-dressing, and Jane Andrews--plain, plodding, conscientious Jane--carried off the honors in the domestic science course.
Many a bond election was yet to rip the town in two, with the retired farmers, whose children were grown and through school, satisfied with things as they were and parents of the new generation demanding gymnasiums, tennis courts, victrolas, domestic science laboratories, a public health nurse and individual lockers.
In the last programme of the series, shown on Tuesday night, the 16-year- old learned she had achieved a level four in maths, level two in English and level two in domestic science.
50Years Ago The increased cost of sewing and cooking materials created a serious problem for teachers of domestic science, Miss L E Bright, of Yardley Wood Secondary Modern School, Birmingham, said yesterday at the resumed conference of the National Association of Head Teachers at Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
A teenager was pinned against the wall by the Citroen Xantia which crashed through metal railings and into a domestic science block.
Domestic science was no longer the exclusive domain of girls, the school proudly announced.
Yet while hypermarkets continue to crush local businesses, as domestic science struggles to exist on the school curriculum, and as we consume endless TV superchef programmes yet fail to improve our own cooking skills, it will inevitably get worse before we see improvement.
But he loves his job: "I really enjoyed domestic science at school so when I left I knew it was something I had to try.
Another two ladies who have not had the chance to get together yet are Terry Page, living in Hartlepool and former Domestic Science teacher from Bangor Gwenda Scott.
It recalls those days when boys did woodwork and girls domestic science.
Alice, aged 44, said: "We want to set up the vocational training centre so that when the children leave school they can learn carpentry, metalwork, tailoring, dressmaking and domestic science.
You may have bunked domestic science and burnt your chocolate crispies, but now you will be able to rustle up a "Simply Delicious Supper" or a "Pronto Pud" as prepared by a masterclass chef.