Definition of "science" [sci•ence]

  • (noun) The observation, identification, description, experimental investigation, and theoretical explanation of phenomena.
  • (noun) Such activities restricted to a class of natural phenomena.
  • (noun) Such activities applied to an object of inquiry or study.
  • (noun) Methodological activity, discipline, or study: I've got packing a suitcase down to a science.
  • (noun) An activity that appears to require study and method: the science of purchasing.

Use "science" in a sentence

  • "The past dead ends of science may not be relevant for a science class, but they are quite relevant for a *history of science* or *philosophy of science* class, as a corrective to the notion that science is a linear progression of successful theories."
  • "We should remember at the outset that the nomad or minor science evoked in A Thousand Plateaus is not the Royal or major science that makes up the entirety of what Deleuze and Guattari call ˜science™ in What is Philosophy?."
  • "This chapter also draws largely, especially upon geological and chemical science, and affords another illustration of what, I trust, Mr. Stephens's book will more and more impress upon our working farmers, that _skilful practice is applied science_."

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