Definitions for scienceˈsaɪ əns
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a branch of knowledge or study dealing with a body of facts or truths systematically arranged and showing the operation of general laws.
systematic knowledge of the physical or material world gained through observation and experimentation.
any of the branches of natural or physical science.
systematized knowledge in general.
knowledge, as of facts or principles; knowledge gained by systematic study.
a particular branch of knowledge.
any skill or technique that reflects a precise application of facts or principles.
Origin of science:
1300–50; ME < MF < L scientia knowledge =scient-, s. of sciēns, prp. of scīre to know +-ia -ia
science, scientific discipline(noun)
a particular branch of scientific knowledge
"the science of genetics"
ability to produce solutions in some problem domain
"the skill of a well-trained boxer"; "the sweet science of pugilism"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the study of the physical world, by collecting information and testing it
science and modern technology; a science teacher
a scientific subject
Biology, Physics and the other sciences
knowledge; knowledge of principles and causes; ascertained truth of facts
accumulated and established knowledge, which has been systematized and formulated with reference to the discovery of general truths or the operation of general laws; knowledge classified and made available in work, life, or the search for truth; comprehensive, profound, or philosophical knowledge
especially, such knowledge when it relates to the physical world and its phenomena, the nature, constitution, and forces of matter, the qualities and functions of living tissues, etc.; -- called also natural science, and physical science
any branch or department of systematized knowledge considered as a distinct field of investigation or object of study; as, the science of astronomy, of chemistry, or of mind
art, skill, or expertness, regarded as the result of knowledge of laws and principles
to cause to become versed in science; to make skilled; to instruct
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
as it has been said, "has for its province the world of phenomena, and deals exclusively with their relations, consequences, or sequences. It can never tell us what a thing really and intrinsically is, but only why it has become so; it can only, in other words, refer us to one inscrutable as the ground and explanation of another inscrutable." "A science," says Schopenhauer, "anybody can learn, one perhaps with more, another with less trouble; but from art each receives only so much as he brings, yet latent within him.... Art has not, like science, to do merely with the reasoning powers, but with the inmost nature of man, where each must count only for what he really is."
The Roycroft Dictionary
1. The knowledge of the common people classified and carried one step further. 2. Accurate organized knowledge founded on fact. 3. Classified superstition.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The study of natural phenomena by observation, measurement, and experimentation.
Translations for science
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
knowledge gained by observation and experiment.
- ciênciaPortuguese (BR)
- die WissenschaftGerman
- teadus, teadmisedEstonian
- znanje, poznavanjeCroatian
- 과학적 지식Korean
- zinības; zināšanasLatvian
- ilmu sainsMalay
- ساينس، پوهه، علم، هغه پوهه چې په ليدو، كتو او اّزموينه ولاړه وي، طبيعى علومPashto
- vetenskap, kunskapSwedish
- ศาสตร์; วิทยาThai
- 科學Chinese (Trad.)
- наукові знанняUkrainian
- معروضی مشاہدات اور اجتہاد سے حاصل کیا گیا علمUrdu
- khoa họcVietnamese
- 科学Chinese (Simp.)
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