Definitions for natural science

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

nat′ural sci′ence(n.)

  1. a science or knowledge of objects or processes observable in nature, as biology, physics, chemistry, and geology.

    Category: Biology, Physics

Origin of natural science:

1350–1400

nat′ural sci′entist(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. natural science(noun)

    the sciences involved in the study of the physical world and its phenomena

Wiktionary

  1. natural science(Noun)

    A science involved in studying phenomena or laws of the physical world; a general term of physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, and so on.

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  1. Natural science

    The natural sciences are those branches of science that seek to elucidate the rules that govern the natural world through scientific methods. The term "natural science" is used to distinguish the subject from the social sciences, which apply the scientific method to study human behavior and social patterns; the humanities, which use a critical or analytical approach to study the human condition; and the formal sciences such as mathematics and logic, which use an a priori, as opposed to factual methodology to study formal systems.

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