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The study of the physical universe and its contents by means of reproducible observations, measurements, and experiments to establish, verify, or modify general laws to explain its nature and behaviour.
collective discipline of learning acquired through the scientific method
particular discipline or branch of learning
fact of knowing something
knowledge gained through study or practice
A particular discipline or branch of learning, especially one dealing with measurable or systematic principles rather than intuition or natural ability. [from 14th c.]
(archaic) Knowledge gained through study or practice; mastery of a particular discipline or area. [from 14th c.]
(now only theology) The fact of knowing something; knowledge or understanding of a truth. [from 14th c.]
The collective discipline of study or learning acquired through the scientific method; the sum of knowledge gained from such methods and discipline. [from 18th c.]
Obsolete spelling of scion.