Definition of


  1. (noun, cognition) a particular branch of scientific knowledge
  2. (noun, cognition) ability to produce solutions in some problem domain
    the sweet science of pugilism

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Synonyms of Science

scientific discipline, skill

Origin of the word Science

  1. c.1300, "knowledge (of something) acquired by study," also "a particular branch of knowledge," from O.Fr. science, from L. scientia "knowledge," from sciens (gen. scientis), prp. of scire "to know," probably originally "to separate one thing from another, to distinguish," related to scindere "to cut, divide," from PIE base *skei-more

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