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Definitions of science

  1. a particular branch of scientific knowledge; " the science of genetics"
  2. ability to produce solutions in some problem domain; " the skill of a well- trained boxer"; " the sweet science of pugilism"
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Art, skill, or expertness, regarded as the result of knowledge of laws and principles.
  6. To cause to become versed in science; to make skilled; to instruct.
  7. 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.
  8. Knowledge, as of general truths or particular facts, obtained and shown to be correct by accurate observation and thinking; knowledge arranged or classified with reference to general truths or laws; especially, classified knowledge in reference to the physical world; systematized knowledge of some one subject.
  9. Knowledge ( systematized): 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.".
  10. Knowledge; knowledge arranged under general principles.
  11. The sum of universal knowledge.
  12. The system of knowledge concerning some subject or group of subjects.
  13. Knowledge; knowledge reduced to system; a department of knowledge so reduced. The seven terrestrial sciences, grammar, rhetoric, logic, music, astronomy, geometry, arithmetic, as studied in this order. The seven celestial sciences, civil law, Christian law, practical theology, devotional theology, dogmatic theology, mystic theology, and polemical theology, studied in this order.
  14. Acknowledged truths and laws, in any department of mind or matter, digested and arranged into a system; profound or complete knowledge; natural science, the knowledge of causes and effects, and of the laws of nature; abstract or pure science, the knowledge of powers, causes, or laws considered apart from all applications; the knowledge of reasons and their conclusions; practical science, knowledge derived from experiment and the classification of particular facts; that which depends on theory.
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