from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The observation, identification, description, experimental investigation, and theoretical explanation of phenomena.
- n. Such activities restricted to a class of natural phenomena.
- n. Such activities applied to an object of inquiry or study.
- n. Methodological activity, discipline, or study: I've got packing a suitcase down to a science.
- n. An activity that appears to require study and method: the science of purchasing.
- n. Knowledge, especially that gained through experience.
- n. Christian Science.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Knowledge derived from scientific disciplines, scientific method, or any systematic effort.
- v. To cause to become versed in science; to make skilled; to instruct.
- n. Obsolete spelling of scion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Knowledge; knowledge of principles and causes; ascertained truth of facts.
- n. 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.
- n. 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.
- n. Any branch or department of systematized knowledge considered as a distinct field of investigation or object of study.
- n. Art, skill, or expertness, regarded as the result of knowledge of laws and principles.
- transitive v. To cause to become versed in science; to make skilled; to instruct.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Knowledge;comprehension or understanding of facts or principles.
- n. Knowledge gained by systematic observation, experiment, and reasoning; knowledge coördinated, arranged, and systematized; also, the prosecution of truth as thus known, both in the abstract and as a historical development.
- n. Knowledge regarding any special group of objects, coördinated, arranged, and systematized; what is known concerning a subject, systematically arranged; a branch of knowledge: as, the science of botany, of astronomy, of etymology, of metaphysics; mental science; physical science; in a narrow sense, one of the physical sciences, as distinguished from mathematics, metaphysics, etc.
- n. Art derived from precepts or based on principles; skill resulting from training; special, exceptional, or preëminent skill.
- n. Trade; occupation.
- n. Synonyms and Art, Science. See art.
- n. A so-called system of healing, which aims at a cnre of all physical ailments by educating the mind of the patient in certain directions. The mind is supposed to be trained to exclnde every idea of the existence of any real discomfort, on the ground that all such discomfort is the result of abnormal mental conditions; the mind being properly trained to ignore the body, no discomfort exists, since the mind does not admit it. The system has many variations, but in general is, evidently, a form of mind-cure or faith-cure.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a particular branch of scientific knowledge
- n. ability to produce solutions in some problem domain
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_.
Personally the science of autosuggestion -- for I consider it as entirely a _science -- _has rendered me great services; but truth compels me to declare that if I continue to interest myself particularly in it, it is because I find in it the means of exercising true charity.
_We have science, and the applications of science_, which are united together as the tree and its fruit. '
The statesman endeavoured to show that we ought not to be surprised at this result, because _in our day the reign of theoretic science yielded place to that of applied science_.
But when the Committee of Inquiry sits at last, and the business begins to assume a systematic form, even the science of that ideal good, that exemplar and pattern of good, which men have been busy on so long, -- the _science_ of it, -- is put down as 'wanting,' and the
I've seen what they teach in "computer science" and can safely tell you that you don't know enough about the * current working state of computer science* by leaps and bounds.
As I said, just with religion, science can be subverted by politicians and fools such as yourself that ignore the ’science’ eg. consequences of their actions.
But this student has articulatedthe fundamental insight of science studies, that there is more to science than ’science,’ that science is not atransparent reflection of the natural world.