Definitions for scienceˈsaɪ əns

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sci•enceˈsaɪ əns(n.)

  1. a branch of knowledge or study dealing with a body of facts or truths systematically arranged and showing the operation of general laws.

    Category: Biology

  2. systematic knowledge of the physical or material world gained through observation and experimentation.

    Category: Biology

  3. any of the branches of natural or physical science.

    Category: Biology

  4. systematized knowledge in general.

  5. knowledge, as of facts or principles; knowledge gained by systematic study.

  6. a particular branch of knowledge.

  7. 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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. science, scientific discipline(noun)

    a particular branch of scientific knowledge

    "the science of genetics"

  2. skill, science(noun)

    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

  1. science(noun)ˈsaɪ əns

    the study of the physical world, by collecting information and testing it

    science and modern technology; a science teacher

  2. scienceˈsaɪ əns

    a scientific subject

    Biology, Physics and the other sciences

Webster Dictionary

  1. Science(noun)

    knowledge; knowledge of principles and causes; ascertained truth of facts

  2. Science(noun)

    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

  3. Science(noun)

    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

  4. Science(noun)

    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

  5. Science(noun)

    art, skill, or expertness, regarded as the result of knowledge of laws and principles

  6. Science(verb)

    to cause to become versed in science; to make skilled; to instruct

Freebase

  1. Science

    Science, also widely referred to as Science Magazine, is the academic journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and is one of the world's top scientific journals. The peer-reviewed journal, first published in 1880, is circulated weekly and has a print subscriber base of around 130,000. Because institutional subscriptions and online access serve a larger audience, its estimated readership is one million people. The major focus of the journal is publishing important original scientific research and research reviews, but Science also publishes science-related news, opinions on science policy and other matters of interest to scientists and others who are concerned with the wide implications of science and technology. Unlike most scientific journals, which focus on a specific field, Science and its rival Nature cover the full range of scientific disciplines. According to the Journal Citation Reports, Science's 2011 impact factor was 31.201. Although it is the journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, membership in the AAAS is not required to publish in Science. Papers are accepted from authors around the world. Competition to publish in Science is very intense, as an article published in such a highly cited journal can lead to attention and career advancement for the authors. Fewer than 10% of articles submitted to the editors are accepted for publication and all research articles are subject to peer review before they appear in the journal.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Science

    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. science

    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

  1. Science

    The study of natural phenomena by observation, measurement, and experimentation.

CrunchBase

  1. Science

    Science creates, scales and acquires successful digital businesses by bringing together ideas, talent, resources and financing through a centralized platform. The company focuses on developing new businesses, providing emerging startups with operational strategy and capital, and transforming later-stage Internet ventures with new talent and innovations.Science is backed by a group of top institutional and independent investors, which include: Rustic Canyon, White Star Capital, The Social+Capital Partnership, Tomorrow Ventures, Siemer Ventures, Philippe Camus, Jean-Marie Messier, Jonathan Miller and Dennis Phelps.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'science' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #927

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'science' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1613

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'science' in Nouns Frequency: #344


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

science(noun)

knowledge gained by observation and experiment.

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