[ sahy-uhns ]
/ ˈsaɪ əns /
a branch of knowledge or study dealing with a body of facts or truths systematically arranged and showing the operation of general laws: the mathematical sciences.
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.
skill, especially reflecting a precise application of facts or principles; proficiency.
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Origin of science
1300–50; Middle English < Middle French < Latin scientia knowledge, equivalent to scient- (stem of sciēns), present participle of scīre to know + -ia -ia
an·ti·sci·ence, adjective, nounin·ter·sci·ence, adjectivenon·sci·ence, nounpro·sci·ence, adjective
Can be confusedscience séance
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British Dictionary definitions for anti-science
/ (ˈsaɪəns) /
the systematic study of the nature and behaviour of the material and physical universe, based on observation, experiment, and measurement, and the formulation of laws to describe these facts in general terms
the knowledge so obtained or the practice of obtaining it
any particular branch of this knowledgethe pure and applied sciences
any body of knowledge organized in a systematic manner
skill or technique
Word Origin for science
C14: via Old French from Latin scientia knowledge, from scīre to know
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Medicine definitions for anti-science
[ sī′əns ]
The observation, identification, description, experimental investigation, and theoretical explanation of phenomena.
Such activities restricted to explaining a limited class of natural phenomena.
Such activities applied to an object of inquiry or study.
Knowledge, especially that gained through experience.
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Science definitions for anti-science
[ sī′əns ]
The investigation of natural phenomena through observation, theoretical explanation, and experimentation, or the knowledge produced by such investigation.♦ Science makes use of the scientific method, which includes the careful observation of natural phenomena, the formulation of a hypothesis, the conducting of one or more experiments to test the hypothesis, and the drawing of a conclusion that confirms or modifies the hypothesis. See Note at hypothesis.
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