• The Master of Physical Science
    The Master of Physical Science
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n science ability to produce solutions in some problem domain "the skill of a well-trained boxer","the sweet science of pugilism"
    • n science a particular branch of scientific knowledge "the science of genetics"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: "Pomology" is the science of growing an apple
    • Science Accumulated and established knowledge, which has been systematized and formulated with reference to the discovery of general truths or the operation of general laws; knowledge classified and made available in work, life, or the search for truth; comprehensive, profound, or philosophical knowledge. "All this new science that men lere [teach].""Science is . . . a complement of cognitions, having, in point of form, the character of logical perfection, and in point of matter, the character of real truth."
    • Science Any branch or department of systematized knowledge considered as a distinct field of investigation or object of study; as, the science of astronomy, of chemistry, or of mind. "Good sense, which only is the gift of Heaven,
      And though no science , fairly worth the seven."
    • Science Art, skill, or expertness, regarded as the result of knowledge of laws and principles. "His science , coolness, and great strength."
    • Science Especially, such knowledge when it relates to the physical world and its phenomena, the nature, constitution, and forces of matter, the qualities and functions of living tissues, etc.; -- called also natural science, and physical science. "Voltaire hardly left a single corner of the field entirely unexplored in science , poetry, history, philosophy."
    • Science Knowledge; knowledge of principles and causes; ascertained truth of facts. "If we conceive God's sight or science , before the creation, to be extended to all and every part of the world, seeing everything as it is, . . . his science or sight from all eternity lays no necessity on anything to come to pass.""Shakespeare's deep and accurate science in mental philosophy."
    • v. t Science To cause to become versed in science; to make skilled; to instruct.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Ballistics is the science that deals with the motion of projectiles.
    • n science Knowledge;comprehension or understanding of facts or principles.
    • n science Knowledge gained by systematic observation, experiment, and reasoning; knowledge coördinated, arranged, and systematized; also, the prosecution of truth as thus known, both in the abstract and as a historical development.
    • n science Knowledge regarding any special group of objects, coördinated, arranged, and systematized; what is known concerning a subject, systematically arranged; a branch of knowledge: as, the science of botany, of astronomy, of etymology, of metaphysics; mental science; physical science; in a narrow sense, one of the physical sciences, as distinguished from mathematics, metaphysics, etc. In reference to their degree of specialization, the sciences may be arranged as follows.
    • n science Art derived from precepts or based on principles; skill resulting from training; special, exceptional, or preëminent skill.
    • n science Trade; occupation.
    • n science Synonyms and Art, Science. See art.
    • n science A so-called system of healing, which aims at a cnre of all physical ailments by educating the mind of the patient in certain directions. The mind is supposed to be trained to exclnde every idea of the existence of any real discomfort, on the ground that all such discomfort is the result of abnormal mental conditions; the mind being properly trained to ignore the body, no discomfort exists, since the mind does not admit it. The system has many variations, but in general is, evidently, a form of mind-cure or faith-cure.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Balneology is the science of swimming pools. Balneologists study problems of heating, cleaning, maintenance, and construction.
    • n Science sī′ens knowledge systematised: truth ascertained: pursuit of knowledge or truth for its own sake: knowledge arranged under general truths and principles: that which refers to abstract principles, as distinguished from 'art:' pre-eminent skill: trade: a department of knowledge
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  • Jean Jacques Rousseau
    “We should not teach children the sciences; but give them a taste for them.”
  • Samuel Butler
    “Science, after all, is only an expression for our ignorance of our own ignorance.”
  • Pierre Charron
    Pierre Charron
    “The true science and study of man, is man himself.”
  • Robert Herrman
    Robert Herrman
    “Everywhere you look in science, the harder it becomes to understand the universe without God.”
  • Thomas H. Huxley
    “The great tragedy of science is the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.”
  • Paul Klee
    “The worst state of affairs is when science begins to concern itself with art.”


Rocket science - If something is not rocket science, it is not very complicated or difficult to understand. This idiom is normally used in the negative.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. L. scientia, fr. sciens, -entis, p. pr. of scire, to know. Cf. Conscience Conscious Nice
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. scientiasciens, -entis, pr.p. of scīre, to know.


In literature:

It's the science of sciences.
"The Faith Doctor" by Edward Eggleston
You know that in science a theory is formed and then applied.
"The Lost Ten Tribes, and 1882" by Joseph Wild
He had thus, he says, to 'create a new science,' and then to elaborate one department of the science.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume I." by Leslie Stephen
Science taught us to make this wealth: science has also taught us how to destroy it.
"Progress and History" by Various
The Science God was helping man become more perfect.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
But science is strongly of the mind that such influence does not reach the next generation.
"The Meaning of Evolution" by Samuel Christian Schmucker
History is not, as has been said, a science of observation, but a science of reasoning.
"Introduction to the Study of History" by Charles V. Langlois
All the laws, as we call them, of all the sciences together, do not contain any new principle in their addition.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
Let me give you an outline of the sciences as taught by these philosophers of the clouds.
"The Ghosts" by Robert G. Ingersoll
No one, to begin with, is more conscious than a true socialist of the importance of science.
"A Modern Symposium" by G. Lowes Dickinson

In poetry:

Science another name bestows
On that ill-fated spot:
'Tis this I wish you to disclose--
The former matters not.
"Enigma XXVI." by Elizabeth Hitchener
But he forgets that I am near….
Fame, future fame, in thought he seeks:
To him ambition's paths appear,
And bright the sun of science breaks.
"Secret Love" by Amelia Opie
There's a wild harp, which unconfined by rule
Of science, varies with the varying air,
And sympathizes with the free-born wind;
Swelling, whene'er the tempest swells, or sad
"To A Young Friend Learning To Play The Flute" by John Gardiner Calkins Brainard
And so, in spite of all that Time is bringing,--
Treasures of truth and miracles of art,
Beauty and Love will keep the poet singing,
And song still live, the science of the heart.
"The Coming Era" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Science has kept her midnight taper burning
To greet thy coming with its vestal flame;
Friendship has murmured, "When art thou returning?"
"Not yet! Not yet!" the answering message came.
"A Welcome To Dr. Benjamin Apthorp Gould" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Well, Time alone can lift the future's curtain,--
Science may teach our children all she knows,
But Love will kindle fresh young hearts, 't is certain,
And June will not forget her blushing rose.
"The Coming Era" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

How much science is in forensic science.
This story provided by Science NOW, the daily online news service of the journal Science.
Science Friday is a weekly science talk show from NPR, broadcast Fridays at 3PM on 93.9 FM.
Gainous wanted to expand his science career to include science.
The Keystone Science School's fourth annual Science of Beer Dinner is at 5:30 pm tonight at Quandary Grille in Breckenridge.
Science editor Alan Boyle's blog: What kind of holiday gift is best-suited for a science geek.
How the science of probability affects science coverage.
Liberty Science Center announces its 'Twelve Days of Science'.
Science majors were most likely to end up in the sciences.
So sites claiming science-based approaches to matchmaking don't seem to have science behind them at all, particularly since they guard heavily the research they conduct themselves, and there's no telling what it might consist of.
Professor of Political Science and History, former Dean of Social Sciences, Metropolitan State University.
DENVER — Commercial space exploration moved away from science fiction and closer to science fact last week when a private company based in Boulder revealed its plans to launch humans to the moon .
This award recognizes an outstanding early-career researcher in any field of science or engineering supported by NSF , including the behavioral and social sciences.
Solon's Science Olympiad teams broke a 21-year-old record May 21 at the 27th annual National Science Olympiad Tournament, taking first place in both the middle school and high school divisions.
F-M Science Olympiad team heading to the national tournament The Fayetteville-Manlius High School Science Olympiad team will be competing in the National Science Olympiad in Augusta, GA, in May 15-16.

In science:

Science Foundation and from the Binational Science Foundation United States-Israel. B.V.
On the girth of random Cayley graphs
We hope that this step towards the democratization of science will enable a new era of visual discovery and science communication.
Sky in Google Earth: The Next Frontier in Astronomical Data Discovery and Visualization
University, and, in part, by the Science Foundation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Phase transitions in self-dual generalizations of the Baxter-Wu model
Primary data reduction was done by the Spitzer Science Center (SSC) science pipeline (version S18.0.2) run through the MOPEX software, and for the MIPS image a smooth 2D polynomial background was further removed to correct for a largescale background gradient.
Powerful H$_2$ Line-cooling in Stephan's Quintet : I - Mapping the Significant Cooling Pathways in Group-wide Shocks
Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, of the U.S.
Nonclassical assembly pathways of anisotropic particles