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natural science

n.
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.

natural science

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

nat′ural sci′ence


n.
a science or knowledge of objects or processes observable in nature, as biology, physics, chemistry, and geology.
[1350–1400]
nat′ural sci′entist, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.natural science - the sciences involved in the study of the physical world and its phenomenanatural 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)
Translations
přírodní věda
NaturphilosophieNaturwissenschaft
प्राकृतिक विज्ञान
természettudomány
naturvetenskap
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TABLE 1 Study Variables SALARY Basic salary in constant 1998 dollars PUBLIC Source of control (institution) INWEALTH Institutional wealth AGRICULTURE Program area: Agriculture BUSINESS Program area: Business EDUCATION Program area: Education ENGINEERING Program area: Engineering FINE ARTS Program area: Fine Arts HEALTH Program area: Health Sciences HUMANITIES Program area: Humanities NATSCI Program area: Natural Science SOCSCI Program area: Social Science CONTRACT Length of contract YRSSHD Years since attained highest degree MINORITY Member of an ethnic or racial minority MALE Gender HD Highest degree Ph.
The continuous variables AGE and AGE2 are interacted with HUM, NATSCI, and PRIVATE because empirical studies of academic productivity suggest different life-cycles across disciplines and institution types (for instance, see McDowell 1982).