science Definition

  • 1the study of the natural world based on facts learned through experiments and observation
  • 2a particular area of this study, such as biology, physics, or chemistry
  • 3knowledge about the structure and behavior of the natural world that is based on facts that you can prove

Using science: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "science" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She has a degree in science.

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    The science of genetics has made great progress in recent years.

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    He's studying computer science.

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    Science has shown that smoking is harmful to health.

science Synonyms and Antonyms

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Idioms Using science

  • not difficult to understand or do


    Cooking a simple meal is not rocket science.

  • the ability to draw logical conclusions based on available evidence


    Sherlock Holmes was known for his exceptional skills in the science of deduction.

  • a book written by Wallace D. Wattles that promotes the idea that anyone can become wealthy by following certain principles


    Many people have found success by applying the principles outlined in 'The Science of Getting Rich.'

Phrases with science

  • a field of science that deals with quantifiable and measurable data, such as physics, chemistry, and biology


    Hard science requires a lot of experimentation and data analysis.

  • social science

    a field of science that deals with human behavior and society, such as sociology, psychology, and anthropology


    Social science research often involves surveys and interviews.

  • scientific research that is done for the sake of knowledge alone, without any practical application in mind


    Pure science often leads to unexpected discoveries and breakthroughs.

Origins of science

from Latin 'scientia', meaning 'knowledge'


Summary: science in Brief

The term 'science' [ˈsaɪəns] refers to the study of the natural world based on facts learned through experiments and observation. It encompasses various fields like biology, physics, and chemistry, and is based on knowledge that can be proven. Examples include 'She has a degree in science,' and 'Science has shown that smoking is harmful to health.' Idioms like 'not rocket science' denote simplicity, while 'the science of deduction' refers to logical reasoning.

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