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science noun 1 the systematic observation and classification of natural phenomena in order to learn about them and bring them under general principles and laws. 2 a department or branch of such knowledge or study developed in this way, eg astronomy, genetics, chemistry. 3 any area of knowledge obtained using, or arranged according to, formal principles political science. 4 acquired skill or technique, as opposed to natural ability. sciential adj referring or relating to science; scientific.
ETYMOLOGY: 14c: from Latin scientia knowledge, from scire to know.
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