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sci·ence

 (sī′əns)
n.
1.
a. The observation, identification, description, experimental investigation, and theoretical explanation of phenomena: new advances in science and technology.
b. Such activities restricted to a class of natural phenomena: the science of astronomy.
2. A systematic method or body of knowledge in a given area: the science of marketing.
3. Archaic Knowledge, especially that gained through experience.

[Middle English, knowledge, learning, from Old French, from Latin scientia, from sciēns, scient-, present participle of scīre, to know; see skei- in Indo-European roots.]

science

(ˈsaɪəns)
n
1. the systematic study of the nature and behaviour of the material and physical universe, based on observation, experiment, and measurement, and the formulation of laws to describe these facts in general terms
2. the knowledge so obtained or the practice of obtaining it
3. any particular branch of this knowledge: the pure and applied sciences.
4. any body of knowledge organized in a systematic manner
5. skill or technique
6. archaic knowledge
[C14: via Old French from Latin scientia knowledge, from scīre to know]

sci•ence

(ˈsaɪ əns)

n.
1. a branch of knowledge or study dealing with a body of facts or truths systematically arranged and showing the operation of general laws.
2. systematic knowledge of the physical or material world gained through observation and experimentation.
3. any of the branches of natural or physical science.
4. systematized knowledge in general.
5. knowledge, as of facts or principles; knowledge gained by systematic study.
6. a particular branch of knowledge.
7. any skill or technique that reflects a precise application of facts or principles.
[1300–50; Middle English < Middle French < Latin scientia knowledge =scient-, s. of sciēns, present participle of scīre to know + -ia -ia]

sci·ence

(sī′əns)
The investigation of natural phenomena through observation, experimentation, and theoretical explanation. ♦ Science makes use of the scientific method, which includes the careful observation of natural phenomena, the formulation of a hypothesis, the conducting of one or more experiments to test the hypothesis, and the drawing of a conclusion that confirms or modifies the hypothesis. See Note at hypothesis.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.science - a particular branch of scientific knowledgescience - a particular branch of scientific knowledge; "the science of genetics"
natural history - the scientific study of plants or animals (more observational than experimental) usually published in popular magazines rather than in academic journals
scientific theory - a theory that explains scientific observations; "scientific theories must be falsifiable"
discipline, field of study, subject area, subject field, bailiwick, subject, field, study - a branch of knowledge; "in what discipline is his doctorate?"; "teachers should be well trained in their subject"; "anthropology is the study of human beings"
scientific knowledge - knowledge accumulated by systematic study and organized by general principles; "mathematics is the basis for much scientific knowledge"
natural science - the sciences involved in the study of the physical world and its phenomena
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
agronomy, scientific agriculture - the application of soil and plant sciences to land management and crop production
agrobiology - the study of plant nutrition and growth especially as a way to increase crop yield
agrology - science of soils in relation to crops
architectonics, tectonics - the science of architecture
metallurgy - the science and technology of metals
metrology - the scientific study of measurement
nutrition - the scientific study of food and drink (especially in humans)
psychological science, psychology - the science of mental life
informatics, information processing, information science, IP - the sciences concerned with gathering, manipulating, storing, retrieving, and classifying recorded information
cognitive science - the field of science concerned with cognition; includes parts of cognitive psychology and linguistics and computer science and cognitive neuroscience and philosophy of mind
social science - the branch of science that studies society and the relationships of individual within a society
strategics - the science or art of strategy
systematics - the science of systematic classification
thanatology - the branch of science that studies death (especially its social and psychological aspects)
cryptanalysis, cryptanalytics, cryptography, cryptology - the science of analyzing and deciphering codes and ciphers and cryptograms
linguistics - the scientific study of language
idealogue, theoretician, theoriser, theorist, theorizer - someone who theorizes (especially in science or art)
verify, control - check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard; "Are you controlling for the temperature?"
2.science - ability to produce solutions in some problem domain; "the skill of a well-trained boxer"; "the sweet science of pugilism"
ability, power - possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done; "danger heightened his powers of discrimination"
nose - a natural skill; "he has a nose for good deals"
virtuosity - technical skill or fluency or style exhibited by a virtuoso

science

noun discipline, body of knowledge, area of study, branch of knowledge the science of microbiology
Quotations
"Art is meant to disturb. Science reassures" [Georges Braque Pensées sur l'art]
"Science is the record of dead religions" [Oscar Wilde Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young]
"Science means simply the aggregate of all the recipes that are always successful. The rest is literature" [Paul Valéry Moralités]
"Science is nothing but trained and organized common sense" [T.H. Huxley Biogenesis and Abiogenesis]
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men" [Martin Luther King]
"the great tragedy of Science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact" [T.H. Huxley Biogenesis and Abiogenesis]
"the essence of science: ask an impertinent question, and you are on the way to a pertinent answer" [Jacob Bronowski The Ascent of Man]
"In science the credit goes to the man who convinces the world, not to the man to whom the idea first occurs" [Francis Darwin]
"Science is an edged tool, with which men play like children, and cut their own fingers" [Arthur Eddington]
"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind" [Albert Einstein Science, Philosophy and Religion]
"There are no such things as applied sciences, only applications of science" [Louis Pasteur]
"Science is built up of facts, as a house is built of stones; but an accumulation of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house" [Henri Poincaré Science and Hypothesis]
"Science must begin with myths, and the criticism of myths" [Karl Popper The Philosophy of Science]

science

noun
Known facts, ideas, and skill that have been imparted:
Translations
عِلْمأحد الفُروع العِلْمِيَّهالعُلوم
ciència
vědavědní oborvědypřírodověda
videnskab
teadus
tiedetieto
विज्ञान
znanostznanje
természettudománytudománytudományág
vísindifræðiraunvísindivísindagrein
科学技能熟練知識
과학지식
scientia
mokslinė fantastikamokslo šakatikslieji mokslai
dabaszinātneseksaktās zinātneszināšanaszinātnezinības
materieştiinţă
prírodné vedyvedavedný odbor
znanostznanje
naukaznanjeznanostзнаностзнање
vetenskapkunskap
วิชาวิทยาศาสตร์
bilimfen bilimifen bilimleriilim
khoa họckiến thứcngành khoa họctrí thức

science

[ˈsaɪəns]
A. Nciencia f
the natural/social scienceslas ciencias naturales/sociales
the scienceslas ciencias
it's a real sciencees una verdadera ciencia
to blind sb with scienceimpresionar or deslumbrar a algn citándole muchos datos científicos
B. CPDde ciencias
science fiction Nciencia-ficción f
science park Nzona f de ciencias
science teacher Nprofesor(a) m/f de ciencias

science

[ˈsaɪəns]
n
(gen)science f
science and technology → sciences et technologie, science et technologie
the science of genetics → la science de la génétique
(= school subject) → sciences fpl
to study science → étudier les sciences
modif [class, teacher] → de sciences; [degree, graduate, student] → en sciences; [lab] → scientifique; [museum] → des sciences; [correspondent] → scientifiquescience fiction
modif [film, story, writer, magazine] → de science-fictionscience park nparc m scientifique

science

n
Wissenschaft f; (= natural science)Naturwissenschaft f; to study scienceNaturwissenschaften studieren; a man of scienceein Wissenschaftler m; things that science cannot explainDinge, die man nicht naturwissenschaftlich erklären kann; on the science side of the schoolim naturwissenschaftlichen Zweig der Schule; the science of cookingdie Kochkunst; the science of life/astrologydie Lehre vom Leben/von den Gestirnen
(= systematic knowledge or skill)Technik f; it wasn’t luck that helped me to do it, it was science!das war kein Zufall, dass mir das gelungen ist, das war Können; there’s a lot of science involved in thatdazu gehört großes Können

science

[ˈsaɪəns]
1. nscienza (Scol) → le materie scientifiche
the sciences → le scienze
the natural/social sciences → le scienze naturali/sociali
2. adj (teacher, exam) → di scienze; (subject, equipment, laboratory) → scientifico/a

science

(ˈsaiəns) noun
1. knowledge gained by observation and experiment.
2. a branch of such knowledge eg biology, chemistry, physics etc.
3. these sciences considered as a whole. My daughter prefers science to languages.
ˌscienˈtific (-ˈti-) adjective
1. of science. scientific dis-coveries.
2. (negative unscientific) following the rules of science. scientific methods.
ˌscienˈtifically (-ˈti-) adverb
ˈscientist noun
a person who studies one or more branches of science.
science fiction abbreviation ( sci-fi)
stories dealing with future times on Earth or in space.

science

عِلْم přírodověda videnskab Wissenschaft επιστήμη ciencia tiede science znanost scienza 科学 과학 wetenschap vitenskap nauka ciência наука vetenskap วิชาวิทยาศาสตร์ bilim ngành khoa học 科学
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Dashwood rejected any but thrilling tales, and as thrills could not be produced except by harrowing up the souls of the readers, history and romance, land and sea, science and art, police records and lunatic asylums, had to be ransacked for the purpose.
But you speak of instruction, and of a profession; are you an adjunct to the provincial corps, as a master of the noble science of defense and offense; or, perhaps, you are one who draws lines and angles, under the pretense of expounding the mathematics?
Besides, in our day, the very A B C has become a science greatly too abstruse to be any longer taught by pointing a pin from letter to letter.
He described him as a man of skill in all Christian modes of physical science, and likewise familiar with whatever the savage people could teach in respect to medicinal herbs and roots that grew in the forest.
Nevertheless, though of real knowledge there be little, yet of books there are a plenty; and so in some small degree, with cetology, or the science of whales.
Physiognomy, like every other human science, is but a passing fable.
Just what," answered the other, "would be the productive capacity of society if the present resources of science were utilized, we have no means of ascertaining; but we may be sure it would exceed anything that would sound reasonable to minds inured to the ferocious barbarities of capitalism.
All that they knew was, that they spoke of a glory to be revealed,--a wondrous something yet to come, wherein their soul rejoiced, yet knew not why; and though it be not so in the physical, yet in moral science that which cannot be understood is not always profitless.
For eighteen hundred years, though perchance I have no right to say it, the New Testament has been written; yet where is the legislator who has wisdom and practical talent enough to avail himself of the light which it sheds on the science of legislation.
The science of Humboldt is one thing, poetry is another thing.
I know of governors of places, and seneschals of castles, and sheriffs of counties, and many like small offices and titles of honor, but him you call the Science of Optics I have not heard of before; peradventure it is a new dignity.
One day in the interest of science my agent obtained permission to bring me to the students' dueling-place.