[ noun ] knowledge accumulated by systematic study and organized by general principles


"mathematics is the basis for much scientific knowledge"

Used in print

(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)

The progress of science over these last few centuries and the gradual replacement of Biblical by scientific categories of reality have to a large extent emptied the spirit_world of the entities which previously populated it .

In carrying_out this program science has undoubtedly performed a very considerable service for which it can claim due credit .

Science is fully competent to deal with any element of experience which arises from an object in space and time .

In doing so science has unquestionably cleared_up widespread misconceptions , removed extraneous and illusory sources of fear , and dispelled many undesirable popular superstitions .

Science has simply left us helpless and powerless in this important sector of our lives .

[ noun ] a particular branch of scientific knowledge


"the science of genetics"

Used in print

(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)

Will advances in human sciences help us build social_structures and governments which will enable us to cope_with people as_effectively_as the primitive combination of protein and nucleic_acid built a structure of molecules which enabled it to adapt to a sea of molecular interaction ?

There are certainly large areas of understanding in the human sciences which in themselves and even without political invention can help to dispel our present fears .

[ noun ] ability to produce solutions in some problem domain




"the skill of a well-trained boxer" "the sweet science of pugilism"

Used in print

(Booton Herndon, "From Custer to Korea, The 7th Cavalry"...)

Though he knew no more about military science and tactics than any other desk_officer , he managed to get transferred to the combat forces .

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