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Science (IPA: /ˈsaɪəns/)


Science (n.)

Knowledge; knowledge of principles and causes; ascertained truth of facts.

Science (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.

Science (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.

Science (n.)

Any branch or department of systematized knowledge considered as a distinct field of investigation or object of study; as, the science of astronomy, of chemistry, or of mind.

Science (n.)

Art, skill, or expertness, regarded as the result of knowledge of laws and principles.

Science (v. t.)

To cause to become versed in science; to make skilled; to instruct.

Science

Study and knowledge of the natural world; the natural and social sciences

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Academic journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

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1911 silent short film

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1991 single by Disco Inferno

Example Sentence (Quote)

"* The solutions put forth by imperialism are the quintessence of simplicity.. .When they speak of the problems of population and birth, they are in no way moved by concepts related to the interests of the family or of society.. .Just when science and technology are making incredible advances in all fields, they resort to technology to suppress revolutions and ask the help of science to prevent population growth. In short, the peoples are not to make revolutions, and women are not to give birth. This sums up the philosophy of imperialism." - Science

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" *Today's science is tomorrow's technology." - Science

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".. .no matter how many instances of white swans we may have observed, this does not justify the conclusion that all swans are white." - Science

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"[... modern science is recently been epitomized as follows:] Science is constantly, systematically and inexorably revisionary. It is a self-correcting process and one that is self-destroying of its own errors... A related trait of science is its destruction of dols, destruction of the gods men live by... Science has no absolute right or absolute justice... To live comfortably with science it is necessary to live with a dynamically changing system of concepts... it has a way of weakening old and respected bonds... Not only are the tenets of science constantly subject to challenge and revision, but its prophets are under challenge too... Further, the findings of science have an embarrassing way of turning out to be relevant to the customs and to the civil laws of men-- requiring these customs and laws also to be revised... Certainly we have seen spectacular changes in the concept of private property and of national borders as we have moved into the space age... Moreover, the pace of technological advance gravely threatens the bountiful and restorative power of nature to resist modification... Another trait of science that leads to much hostility or misunderstanding by the non-scientist is the fact that science is practiced by a small elite (which) has cultural patterns discernibly different from those of the rest of society... The trait that to me seems the most socially important about science, however, is that it is a major source of man's discontent with the status quo.." - Science

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" [About research with big particle accelerators such as the Large Hadron Collider.] I think the primary justification for this sort of science that we do is fundamental human curiosity. ... It's true, of course, that every previous generation that's made some breakthrough in understanding nature has seen those discoveries translated into new technologies, new possibilities for the human race. That may well happen with the Higgs boson. Quite frankly, at the moment I don't see how you can use the Higgs boson for anything useful." - Science


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