Definition of science in English:


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  • 1The intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behaviour of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.

    • ‘the world of science and technology’
    branch of knowledge, body of facts, body of information, body of knowledge, area of study, discipline, field
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    1. 1.1A particular area of science.
      ‘veterinary science’
      • ‘the agricultural sciences’
    2. 1.2A systematically organized body of knowledge on a particular subject.
      • ‘the science of criminology’
    3. 1.3 archaic Knowledge of any kind.
      • ‘his rare science and his practical skill’
      learning, erudition, education, scholarship, letters, schooling, science
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/ˈsīəns/ /ˈsaɪəns/


Middle English (denoting knowledge): from Old French, from Latin scientia, from scire ‘know’.