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noun
any of the natural or physical sciences, as chemistry, biology, physics, or astronomy, in which aspects of the universe are investigated by means of hypotheses and experiments.
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Origin of hard science

First recorded in 1965–70
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British Dictionary definitions for hard science

hard science

noun
  1. one of the natural or physical sciences, such as physics, chemistry, biology, geology, or astronomy
  2. (as modifier)a hard-science lecture

Derived forms of hard science

hard scientist, noun
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