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  • Def: Science 1. a branch of knowledge or study dealing with a body of facts or truths systematically arranged and showing the operation of general laws; 2. systematic knowledge of the physical or material world gained through observation and experimentation; 3. a particular branch of knowledge; 4. skill, esp. reflecting a precise application of facts or principles; proficiency;

  • Origin: 1300–50; ME < MF < L scientia knowledge, equiv. to scient- (s. of sciéns), prp. of scīre to know + -ia -ia;

  • Synonyms: art, technique, method, discipline.
Source: Unabridged