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big science

scientific research requiring large capital expenditure.
Origin of big science
First recorded in 1960-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I feel inspired already when I think of the chapel and the big science Building and that beautiful library!

    Smith College Stories Josephine Dodge Daskam
British Dictionary definitions for big science

big science

scientific research that requires a large investment of capital
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Big Science

noun phrase

Scientific work that is extremely costly, productive of huge machines, etc (1960s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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