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.
- an·ti·sci·ence, adjective, noun
- in·ter·sci·ence, adjective
- non·sci·ence, noun
- pro·sci·ence, adjective
- sub·sci·ence, noun
- science , séance
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How to use science in a sentence
He wants to ding his opponent as unstable or unpopular, so he seizes on Biden’s actual embrace of science to do so.In 160 words, Trump reveals how little he cares about the pandemic | Philip Bump | September 17, 2020 | Washington Post
There is an entire science behind conversion optimization, but the core fundamentals have remained the same for years.How to drive digital innovation necessary during the pandemic | Nick Chasinov | September 16, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
It’s doing good science, but it doesn’t have any instruments that could really probe atmospheric chemistry and look for signs of organic life.
Americans should know that the vaccine development process is being driven completely by science and the data.U.S. outlines sweeping plan to provide free COVID-19 vaccines | Rachel Schallom | September 16, 2020 | Fortune
Cincinnati succeeds in part because it has matched minority-owned supply companies with its top science and research companies, from Johnson & Johnson and the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to Proctor & Gamble.Cincinnati’s Secret Sauce to Help Minority Businesses Succeed | Nick Fouriezos | September 15, 2020 | Ozy
As an example of good science-and-society policymaking, the history of fluoride may be more of a cautionary tale.
Citizens, perhaps, need to feel like they can communicate something to science.
“I heard Jeffrey was interested in supporting science and I contacted him,” Krauss said.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking | M.L. Nestel | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
“We talked about the science the whole time the other day,” Krauss told The Daily Beast in a phone interview.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking | M.L. Nestel | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Great resources were devoted to the science of air crash investigation.Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly? | Clive Irving | January 4, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
As the weeks wore on, the pretence of practical teaching was quietly dropped, and we crammed our science out of the text-book.The Salvaging Of Civilisation | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
I cannot see in science, nor in experience, nor in history any signs of such a God, nor of such intervention.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
science teaches that man existed during the glacial epoch, which was at least fifty thousand years before the Christian era.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
Probably they do not devote quite as much time to it as our caballeros, who are quite adepts in the science.
But in reality this paradox of value is the most fundamental proposition in economic science.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
British Dictionary definitions for science
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 knowledge: the pure and applied sciences
any body of knowledge organized in a systematic manner
skill or technique
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Scientific definitions for science
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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