scientific discipline

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Noun1.scientific discipline - a particular branch of scientific knowledgescientific 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
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?"
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Astrobiology is sometimes accused of being a scientific discipline without a subject, but nothing could be further from the truth.
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In the 1980s the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) acknowledged that parapsychology was a legitimate scientific discipline.
If the law of large numbers exists and the primary concern of underwriting is profitability, underwriting should be conducted as a scientific discipline.
This book is accessible to parish study groups; it challenges the most advanced in a scientific discipline or theology and yet keeps the layperson on board.
Results also suggest scientists' descriptions of model purpose and use may differ based on scientific discipline and investigative approach utilized in scientific research.
It has also turned the sleepy scientific discipline of plant breeding into a storm of controversy.
In their report, members said it was "astonishing" that there are still not enough women working in senior positions across every scientific discipline.
A questionnaire was also conducted for estimating the students interest towards scientific discipline.
Written for anyone interested in Einstein's original theory of special relativity, this book discusses the scientific discipline of kinematics and notes how its principles challenge both scientific progress and the laws of motion.

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