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Definition of the noun science

What does science mean as a name of something?

Science is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural:

  • science: sciences
  • Science: Sciences

  1. a particular branch of scientific knowledge
  2. ability to produce solutions in some problem domain
    • example: the sweet science of pugilism
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonym of science: skill
    • more generic words: ability / power = possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done
    • more specific words:
      • nose = a natural skill
      • virtuosity = technical skill or fluency or style exhibited by a virtuoso

Alternative definition of the noun science


  1. A particular discipline or branch of learning, especially one dealing with measurable or systematic principles rather than intuition or natural ability. [definition from 14th c.]
  2. [archaic] Knowledge gained through study or practice; mastery of a particular discipline or area. [definition from 14th c.]
  3. [context: now only theology] The fact of knowing something; knowledge or understanding of a truth. [definition from 14th c.]
  4. The collective discipline of study or learning acquired through the scientific method; the sum of knowledge gained from such methods and discipline. [definition from 18th c.]


  1. Science is an American digital cable and satellite television network that is owned by Discovery Communications. The channel features programming focusing on the fields of wilderness survival, ufology, factory lines, construction, technology, space, prehistory and animal science.
  2. Science is a record label.


  1. Science a.k.a. Francis Ford Coppola is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. He was part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking.
  2. Science a.k.a. Kieron Harvey is an actor.

There are other people with in their name, like Spin Science, Black Science Labs, Raymond La Science, Audio Science Clayton, Bill Nye the Science Guy and J. Boogie's Dubtronic Science.


Science is a musical group.

  • album: "Masquerade"


"Science" is a stand-up comedy show by British comedian Ricky Gervais. It was filmed in 2010 at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo, and released on DVD in November that year.

  • country: United Kingdom
  • language: English Language
  • genres: Documentary film, Stand-up comedy
  • released on (5 years ago)


  1. "Science" is the fourth album released by the Norwegian singer/songwriter Thomas Dybdahl.
  2. "Science" is a musical single of Monkey Swallows the Universe.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  3. "Science" was released in 1991 in the UK. It was Disco Inferno's second single.
  4. "Science" is a musical single of Jori Hulkkonen.
    • released on (10 years ago)
  5. "Science" is a musical EP of Thomas P. Heckmann.
    • released in (17 years ago)
  6. "Science" is a composition.
  7. "Science" is a musical album of Cinnamon Chasers.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  8. "Science" is a composition.
  9. "Science" is a musical single of Serial Funk.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  10. "Science" is a composition.
  11. "Science" is a musical EP of Montt Mardié.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  12. "Science" is a musical album of Teacher and the Rockbots.


  1. Science is a periodical, journal, magazine.
  2. Science was a general science magazine published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. It was intended to "bridge the distance between science and citizen", aimed at a technically literate audience who may not work professionally in the sciences. The AAAS also publishes the famous science journal Science, the similar name leading to some confusion.
  3. Science: In the US state of Texas science is one of several academic events sanctioned by the University Interscholastic League. It is also a competition held by the Texas Math and Science Coaches Association, using the same rules as the UIL.

Phrases with Science

Phrases starting with the word Science:

  1. science lab
  2. Science fair
  3. Science Room
  4. Science center
  5. Science Centre

Phrases ending with the word Science:

  1. big science
  2. Pop-Science
  3. Hard Science
  4. Junk science
  5. life science
  6. Soil Science
  7. brain science
  8. Crank Science
  9. earth science
  10. space science
  11. Sweet Science
  12. Dismal science
  13. Formal science
  14. pseudo-science
  15. Rocket Science

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Science

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Google previewGlobal Modernization Review (2015)

New Discoveries and Theories Revisited by Alberto Martinelli, Chuanqi He

Science is a knowledge system about nature and society, and has been tested and corroborate Science is about...

Science is a kind of thinking and methodology to acquire the knowledge system mention above.

Modernization science is an interdisciplinary science, and seeks...

The general theory of the modernization science refers to the systema Scriptions about the main characteristics and basic ...

Google previewFire Investigation (2009)

by Chandler

Note □ Note Good science is that which is based on proven and reproducible scientific principles, whereas junk science is that which is unproven, founded on speculation, conjecture, and outdated concepts and principles. Good science is ...

Google previewSpeculum Mentis (2016)

by R. G. Collingwood

To describe Socrates, for instance, as using the inductive method of modern science is a glaring anachronism, and as a description of the...

Google previewA Handbook for Teachers

by A.k.shrivastava

INTRODUCTION Environmental Science is the systematic study of the natural and man made world. It is now the impact...

Google previewThe Christian Scientist (1916)

by Stephen H. Alison, Alice Boyd

'Christian Science is the explication of Truth, reducing to human apprehension and demonstration the infinite...

Google previewAnnual Convention of the Associated Advertising Clubs of America Held in ... (1912)

by Associated Advertising Clubs of America, Associated Advertising Clubs of America. Convention

Science is the organized knowledge of any branch of human interest or effort which has become so well systemized and whose facts and principles are so correlated and understood that it is possible to predict what will result from given factors ...

Google previewEducational Aspirations And Scientific Attitudes (2003)

by Kalluri Durga Rani

Further, science is a subject where ideas can be experimented upon and verified. The learner...

Google previewPolymer Science Dictionary (1996)

by M. Alger

Polymer science is often regarded as a new science, although the fundamental molecular principle of the long chain molecule, which underlies much of the subject, was first proposed by Staudinger in 1920. Polymer technology is of course ...

Google previewYoung People's Science Encyclopedia (1970)

CI Di Young People's Science Encyclopedia ci Clocks Cloud chamber Clouds Clover Cloves Club moss Clubfoot Co Coacervate Coal Coal gas Coal tar Cobalt Cocaine Cockle Cockroach Cocoa Coconut Cocoon Cod Coelacanth ...

Google previewMini Science Encyclopedia (5th Edition) (2008)

Science has always been ...

Google previewBeginner's Science Dictionary (2011)

by Yoofisaca Syngkon Nongpluh, Rupak Ghosh


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Quotes about Science

Philosophy of science without history of science is empty; history of science without philosophy of science is blind. (Imre Lakatos)
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Scrabble value of S1C3I1E1N1C3E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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