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Definition 1: a particular branch of scientific knowledge - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where science or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the science of genetics

Synonyms for science in the sense of this definition

(science is a kind of ...) a branch of knowledge

"in what discipline is his doctorate?" "teachers should be well trained in their subject" "anthropology is the study of human beings"

(... is a kind of science ) the scientific study of plants or animals (more observational than experimental) usually published in popular magazines rather than in academic journals

(... is a kind of science ) the science of mental life

(... is a kind of science ) the sciences concerned with gathering, manipulating, storing, retrieving, and classifying recorded information

(... is a kind of science ) the field of science concerned with cognition; includes parts of cognitive psychology and linguistics and computer science and cognitive neuroscience and philosophy of mind

(... is a kind of science ) the branch of science that studies society and the relationships of individual within a society

(... is a kind of science ) the science or art of strategy

(... is a kind of science ) the science of systematic classification

(... is a kind of science ) the branch of science that studies death (especially its social and psychological aspects)

(... is a kind of science ) the science of analyzing and deciphering codes and ciphers and cryptograms

(... is a kind of science ) the scientific study of language

(... is a kind of science ) the scientific study of food and drink (especially in humans)

(... is a kind of science ) the scientific study of measurement

(... is a kind of science ) the science and technology of metals

(... is a kind of science ) the sciences involved in the study of the physical world and its phenomena

(science is the domain which ... is member of) a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement

(... is a kind of science ) the application of soil and plant sciences to land management and crop production

(... is a kind of science ) the study of plant nutrition and growth especially as a way to increase crop yield

(... is a kind of science ) science of soils in relation to crops

(... is a kind of science ) the science of architecture

(science is a part of ...) a theory that explains scientific observations

"scientific theories must be falsifiable"

(... is part of science) knowledge accumulated by systematic study and organized by general principles

"mathematics is the basis for much scientific knowledge"

(science is the domain which ... is member of) someone who theorizes (especially in science or art)

(science is the domain which ... is member of) check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard

"Are you controlling for the temperature?"

Definition 2: ability to produce solutions in some problem domain - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where science or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the skill of a well-trained boxer
  • the sweet science of pugilism

Synonyms for science in the sense of this definition

(science is a kind of ...) possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done

"danger heightened his powers of discrimination"

(... is a kind of science ) a natural skill

"he has a nose for good deals"

(... is a kind of science ) technical skill or fluency or style exhibited by a virtuoso

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