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    1. sci·ence
      IPA[ˈsīəns]
    2. n. noun

      • 1. the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment:

        the world of science and technology
        Synonym : branch of knowledge, body of knowledge/information, area of study, discipline, field
      • 2. a particular area of this:

        veterinary science the agricultural sciences
      • 3. a systematically organized body of knowledge on a particular subject:

        the science of criminology
      • 4. knowledge of any kind.

    3. Variation

      • n.: noun: science, plural noun: sciences

      • noun

        the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behaviour of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment:

        a particular area of science:

      • n. noun

        a branch of science that deals with the physical world, e.g., physics, chemistry, geology, and biology.

        the branch of knowledge that deals with the study of the physical world.

      • n. noun

        the branch of science dealing with the physical constitution of the earth and its atmosphere.

        the various branches of earth science, e.g., geology, oceanography, or meteorology.

      • n. noun

        the scientific study of human society and social relationships.

        a subject within the field of social science, such as economics or politics.

      • n. noun

        the study of processes for storing and retrieving information, especially scientific or technical information.
      • n. noun

        the branch of knowledge that deals with systems of government; the analysis of political activity and behavior.
      • n. noun

        the branch of science concerned with the formation, nature, ecology, and classification of soils.
      • n. noun

        the scientific study of human and animal behavior.
      • n. noun

        the study of collecting, preserving, cataloging, and making available books and other documents in libraries.
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