Definitions for Science
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science, scientific disciplinenoun
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"
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: science, French; scientia, Latin.
If we conceive God’s sight or science, before the creation of the world, to be extended to all and every part of the world, seeing every thing as it is, his prescience or foresight of any action of mine, or rather his science or sight, from all eternity, lays no necessity on any thing to come to pass, any more than my seeing the sun move hath to do in the moving of it. Henry Hammond.
So you arrive at truth, though not at cience. George Berkeley.
Science perfects genius, and moderates that fury of the fancy which cannot contain itself within the bounds of reason. Dryd.
No science doth make known the first principles, whereon it buildeth; but they are always taken as plain and manifest in themselves, or as proved and granted already, some former knowledge having made them evident. Richard Hooker.
Whatsoever we may learn by them, we only attain according to the manner of natural sciences, which mere discourse of wit and reason findeth out. Richard Hooker.
I present you with a man
Cunning in musick and the mathematicks,
To instruct her fully in those sciences. William Shakespeare.
The indisputable mathematicks, the only science heaven hath yet vouchsafed humanity, have but few votaries among the slaves of the Stagirite. Joseph Glanvill, Sceps.
Good sense, which only is the gift of heav’n,
And though no science, fairly worth the sev’n. Alexander Pope.
Science is a systematic endeavor that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe.Science may be as old as the human species, and some of the earliest archeological evidence for scientific reasoning is tens of thousands of years old. The earliest written records in the history of science come from Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia in around 3000 to 1200 BCE. Their contributions to mathematics, astronomy, and medicine entered and shaped Greek natural philosophy of classical antiquity, whereby formal attempts were made to provide explanations of events in the physical world based on natural causes.: 12 After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, knowledge of Greek conceptions of the world deteriorated in Western Europe during the early centuries (400 to 1000 CE) of the Middle Ages, but was preserved in the Muslim world during the Islamic Golden Age and later by the efforts of Byzantine Greek scholars who brought Greek manuscripts from the dying Byzantine Empire to Western Europe in the Renaissance. The recovery and assimilation of Greek works and Islamic inquiries into Western Europe from the 10th to 13th century revived "natural philosophy", which was later transformed by the Scientific Revolution that began in the 16th century as new ideas and discoveries departed from previous Greek conceptions and traditions. The scientific method soon played a greater role in knowledge creation and it was not until the 19th century that many of the institutional and professional features of science began to take shape, along with the changing of "natural philosophy" to "natural science".Modern science is typically divided into three major branches: natural sciences (e.g., biology, chemistry, and physics), which study the physical world; the social sciences (e.g., economics, psychology, and sociology), which study individuals and societies; and the formal sciences (e.g., logic, mathematics, and theoretical computer science), which study formal systems, governed by axioms and rules. There is disagreement whether the formal sciences are science disciplines, because they do not rely on empirical evidence. Applied sciences are disciplines that use scientific knowledge for practical purposes, such as in engineering and medicine.New knowledge in science is advanced by research from scientists who are motivated by curiosity about the world and a desire to solve problems. Contemporary scientific research is highly collaborative and is usually done by teams in academic and research institutions, government agencies, and companies. The practical impact of their work has led to the emergence of science policies that seek to influence the scientific enterprise by prioritizing the ethical and moral development of commercial products, armaments, health care, public infrastructure, and environmental protection.
Science is a systematic and logical approach to understanding the natural world through observation, experimentation, and evidence-based reasoning. It involves the gathering of knowledge and understanding about various phenomena, processes, and principles through the application of specific methods and techniques. Scientists strive to uncover and explain the underlying mechanisms, laws, and patterns governing the universe, enabling them to make predictions and develop theories and models that can be tested and refined through further investigation. Science touches upon a wide range of disciplines and fields, contributing to our understanding of the physical, biological, and social aspects of the world we inhabit.
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
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sī′ens, n. knowledge systematised: truth ascertained: pursuit of knowledge or truth for its own sake: knowledge arranged under general truths and principles: that which refers to abstract principles, as distinguished from 'art:' pre-eminent skill: trade: a department of knowledge.—n. Scib′ile, something capable of being known.—adjs. Scī′enced, versed, learned; Scī′ent, knowing; Scien′tial (Milt.), producing science: skilful; Scientif′ic, -al (obs.), producing or containing science: according to, or versed in, science: used in science: systematic: accurate.—adv. Scientif′ically.—ns. Scī′entism, the view of scientists; Scī′entist, one who studies science, esp. natural science.—adjs. Scientis′tic.—adv. Scī′ently, knowingly.—n. Scient′olism, false science, superficial knowledge.—Scientific frontier, a term used by Lord Beaconsfield in 1878 in speaking of the rectification of the boundaries between India and Afghanistan, meaning a frontier capable of being occupied and defended according to the requirements of the science of strategy, in opposition to 'a hap-hazard frontier.'—Absolute science, knowledge of things in themselves; Applied science, when its laws are exemplified in dealing with concrete phenomena; Dismal science, political economy; Gay science, a medieval name for belles-lettres and poetry generally, esp. amatory poetry; Inductive science (see Induct); Liberal science, a science cultivated from love of knowledge, without view to profit; Mental science, mental philosophy, psychology; Moral science, ethics, the science of right and wrong, moral responsibility; Occult science, a name applied to the physical sciences of the middle ages, also to magic, sorcery, witchcraft, &c.; Sanitary science (see Sanitary); The exact sciences, the mathematical sciences; The science, the art of boxing; The seven liberal sciences, grammar, logic, rhetoric, arithmetic, music, geometry, and astronomy—these were the seven Terrestrial sciences, as opposed to the seven Celestial sciences, civil law, Christian law, practical theology, devotional theology, dogmatic theology, mystic theology, and polemical theology. [Fr.,—L. scientia—sciens, -entis, pr.p. of scīre, to know.]
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.
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.
To feel, know and understand intuitively and systematically knowledge and understanding of a specific subject, facet of life on earth, specific manifestation on the planet or within the natural environment, society, planet, universe and multiverse created with data, facts, formula, information, proof, research and statistics we can prove easily, efficiently and effectively.
Science can prove many things that we choose to feel, know and understand.
Submitted by MaryC on February 5, 2020
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The numerical value of Science in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of Science in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
One of the problems we face in United States is that unfortunately, there is a combination of an anti-science bias that people are -- for reasons that sometimes are, you know, inconceivable and not understandable -- they just don't believe science and they don't believe authority, so when they see someone up in the White House, which has an air of authority to White House, who's talking about science, that there are some people who just don't believe that -- and that's unfortunate because, you know, science is truth.
Natural science will in time incorporate into itself the science of man, just as the science of man will incorporate into itself natural science: there will be one science.
Anybody who’s looking at this carefully, realizes that there’s a distinct anti-science flavor to this, so if they get up and criticize science, nobody’s going to know what they’re talking about, but if they get up and really aim their bullets at Tony Fauci, well people can recognize that there’s a person there, so it’s easy to criticize, but they’re really criticizing science because I represent science.
Science is feasible when the variables are few and can be enumerated; when their combinations are distinct and clear. We are tending toward the condition of science and aspiring to do it. The artist works out his own formulas; the interest of science lies in the art of making science.
My job right now is to take all the science and the information that we have and to deliver guidance and recommendations to the American people that is adapted to the science at hand, this pandemic has given us a lot of new and updated science over the last two years, and it is my job to convey that science through those recommendations and that is exactly what we're doing.
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- ғилем, фәнBashkir
- ciènciaCatalan, Valencian
- videnskab, viden, videnskabelighedDanish
- Kenntnis, Erfahrung, Wissenschaft, WissenGerman
- ciencia, conocimientoSpanish
- teadus, teadusalaEstonian
- tiede, tieto, tieteenalaFinnish
- wittenskipWestern Frisian
- eolaíocht, eolasIrish
- saidheans, eòlasScottish Gaelic
- tudomány, tudásHungarian
- գիտելիք, գիտությունArmenian
- fræði, vísindiIcelandic
- scienza, conoscenzaItalian
- 科学, 技能, 熟練, 知識Japanese
- 科學, 과학, 지식Korean
- WëssenschaftLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- xjenza, għerfMaltese
- wetenschap, weten, ervaring, kennisDutch
- vitskapNorwegian Nynorsk
- știință, materieRomanian
- наука, дисциплинаRussian
- dieđaNorthern Sami
- наука, nauka, znanost, znanje, знање, знаностSerbo-Croatian
- විද්යාවSinhala, Sinhalese
- veda, náukaSlovak
- znanost, znanjeSlovene
- vetenskap, vetande, kunskapSwedish
- agham, siyensiyaTagalog
- bilim, ilim, bilgiTurkish
- наука, знання, дисциплінаUkrainian
- وگیان, سائنسUrdu
- kiến thức, 科學, trí thức, khoa họcVietnamese
- nol, nolavVolapük
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