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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. Knowledge; knowledge of principles and causes; ascertained truth of facts.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Art, skill, or expertness, regarded as the result of knowledge of laws and principles.
  7. To cause to become versed in science; to make skilled; to instruct.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.".
  11. Knowledge; knowledge arranged under general principles.
  12. The sum of universal knowledge.
  13. The system of knowledge concerning some subject or group of subjects.
  14. 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.
  15. 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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Usage examples for science

  1. He will have achieved a name in science. – The Romance of Natural History, Second Series by Philip Henry Gosse
  2. Ask me whether science is true! – Esther by Henry Adams
  3. " It is men like thee that bring shame on science," answered Adam, sternly; " and I will not listen to thee longer." – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  4. And science- we were told you know, that science would be religion enough. – The Crown of Life by George Gissing
  5. As soon as the men of science began to doubt the rules of the game, the game was up. – The New Jerusalem by G. K. Chesterton
  6. Good for everybody that is afraid of what people call " science." – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  7. Though she had no knowledge of science, she instinctively doubted his earnestness even in this work, which certainly was not pursued for effect. – The Weavers, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  8. " I'm reading a lot of science," Patrick said. – Joe Burke's Last Stand by John Moncure Wetterau
  9. There is a science in the sculptor's art. – The Right and Wrong Uses of the Bible by R. Heber Newton
  10. I don't mean science. – Lady Baltimore by Owen Wister
  11. And, turning to me: " If you know as much about science as you do about art you won't have to remain here long- I trust." – Police!!! by Robert W. Chambers
  12. There was in it nothing of art or science, or even of history, except Jewish history. – Women of Early Christianity Woman: In all ages and in all countries, Vol. 3 (of 10) by Alfred Brittain Mitchell Carroll
  13. And here, as in the Discourse on the influence of science and art upon virtue, there is a positive side. – Rousseau Volumes I. and II. by John Morley
  14. It presents to the science of Biblical criticism the missing link in its theory of Israel's development. – The Right and Wrong Uses of the Bible by R. Heber Newton
  15. A change is passing over society, and we have now to study religion in connexion with nature, science, progress, life. – The Religious Life of London by J. Ewing Ritchie
  16. The language of science is universal, the movement of science is always forward into the unknown. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  17. Science and nature are more powerful than a king's word. – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  18. Might not Science go even further? – Idle Ideas in 1905 by Jerome K. Jerome
  19. " In the cause of science," he said, smiling, " I stay." – The Rajah of Dah by George Manville Fenn
  20. We are now prepared to consider the great principles of science, common sense, and religion, which should guide every woman who has any kind of influence or responsibility on this subject. – The American Woman's Home by Catherine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe
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