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|Noun||1.||scientific discipline - 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
metallurgy - the science and technology of metals
metrology - the scientific study of measurement
nutrition - the scientific study of food and drink (especially in humans)
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)