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science

[sahy-uhns]
noun
1.
a branch of knowledge or study dealing with a body of facts or truths systematically arranged and showing the operation of general laws: the mathematical sciences.
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.
skill, especially reflecting a precise application of facts or principles; proficiency.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English < Middle French < Latin scientia knowledge, equivalent to scient- (stem of sciēns), present participle of scīre to know + -ia -ia

antiscience, adjective, noun
interscience, adjective
nonscience, noun
proscience, adjective
subscience, noun

science, séance.


7. art, technique, method, discipline.
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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]

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science
c.1300, "knowledge (of something) acquired by study," also "a particular branch of knowledge," from O.Fr. science, from L. scientia "knowledge," from sciens (gen. scientis), prp. of scire "to know," probably originally "to separate one thing from another, to distinguish," related to scindere "to cut,
divide," from PIE base *skei- (cf. Gk. skhizein "to split, rend, cleave," Goth. skaidan, O.E. sceadan "to divide, separate;" see shed (v.)). Modern sense of "non-arts studies" is attested from 1678. The distinction is commonly understood as between theoretical truth (Gk. episteme) and methods for effecting practical results (tekhne), but science sometimes is used for practical applications and art for applications of skill. Main modern (restricted) sense of "body of regular or methodical observations or propositions ... concerning any subject or speculation" is attested from 1725; in 17c.-18c. this concept commonly was called philosophy. To blind (someone) with science "confuse by the use of big words or complex explanations" is attested from 1937, originally noted as a phrase from Australia and New Zealand.
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science sci·ence (sī'əns)
n.

  1. The observation, identification, description, experimental investigation, and theoretical explanation of phenomena.

  2. Such activities restricted to explaining a limitied class of natural phenomena.

  3. Such activities applied to an object of inquiry or study.

  4. Knowledge, especially that gained through experience.

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science   (sī'əns)  Pronunciation Key 
The investigation of natural phenomena through observation, theoretical explanation, and experimentation, or the knowledge produced by such investigation. ◇ 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.
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