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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College, London) believes that the remarkable continuity between late antique and modern scholarship regarding the life of Jesus can be fruitfully exploited to shed new light on the history of chronology as a scientific discipline. He examines the different attempts to find the precise date of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, as they were produced in Christian scholarship up to the end of the 16th century, when the work of a number of scholars--the most celebrated being Joseph Justus Scaliger--transformed historical chronology into a fully fledged discipline.
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