Young students in science class.
An example of science is biology.
- Archaic the state or fact of knowledge; knowledge
- systematized knowledge derived from observation, study, and experimentation carried on in order to determine the nature or principles of what is being studied
- any specific branch of scientific knowledge, esp. one concerned with establishing and systematizing facts, principles, and methods, as by experiments and hypotheses: the science of mathematics
- the systematized knowledge of nature and the physical world
- any branch of this
- skill based upon systematized training: the science of cooking
- [S-] Christian Science
Origin of scienceOld French from Classical Latin scientia from sciens, present participle of scire, to know, origin, originally , to discern, distinguish from Indo-European base an unverified form skei-, to cut, separate from source sheath, shin, ship, ski, Classical Latin scindere, to cut
- a. The observation, identification, description, experimental investigation, and theoretical explanation of phenomena: new advances in science and technology.b. Such activities restricted to a class of natural phenomena: the science of astronomy.
- A systematic method or body of knowledge in a given area: the science of marketing.
- Archaic Knowledge, especially that gained through experience.
Origin of scienceMiddle English knowledge, learning from Old French from Latin scientia from sciēns scient- present participle of scīre to know ; see skei- in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural sciences)
- (countable) A particular discipline or branch of learning, especially one dealing with measurable or systematic principles rather than intuition or natural ability. [from 14th c.]
- Of course in my opinion Social Studies is more of a science than an art.
- (uncountable, archaic) Knowledge gained through study or practice; mastery of a particular discipline or area. [from 14th c.]
- (now only theology) The fact of knowing something; knowledge or understanding of a truth. [from 14th c.]
- (uncountable) The collective discipline of study or learning acquired through the scientific method; the sum of knowledge gained from such methods and discipline. [from 18th c.]
- (uncountable) Knowledge derived from scientific disciplines, scientific method, or any systematic effort.
(third-person singular simple present sciences, present participle sciencing, simple past and past participle scienced)
- To cause to become versed in science; to make skilled; to instruct.
From Old French science, from Latin scientia (“knowledge"), from sciens, the present participle stem of scire (“know").
- Obsolete spelling of scion.