science ( sciences plural )
1 n-uncount Science is the study of the nature and behaviour of natural things and the knowledge that we obtain about them.
The best discoveries in science are very simple., ...science and technology.
2 n-count A science is a particular branch of science such as physics, chemistry, or biology.
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Physics is the best example of a science which has developed strong, abstract theories.
3 n-count A science is the study of some aspect of human behaviour, for example sociology or anthropology.
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...the modern science of psychology.
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Bachelor of Science ( Bachelors of Science plural ) A Bachelor of Science is a first degree in a science subject. In British English, it can also mean a person with that degree. The abbreviation BSc or B.Sc. is also used. n-count
Christian Science is a type of Christianity which emphasizes the use of prayer to cure illness. n-uncount oft N n
...members of the Christian Science Church.
In British schools, domestic science was the name used to refer to the subject which involved cookery, sewing, and other household skills. The subject is now referred to as home economics, which is also the usual American term. n-uncount
If you say that a particular activity is not anexact science, you mean that there are no set rules to follow or it does not produce very accurate results. n-sing usu with brd-neg
Forecasting floods is not an exact science.
life science ( life sciences plural ) The life sciences are sciences such as zoology, botany, and anthropology which are concerned with human beings, animals, and plants. n-count usu pl
Master of Science
A Master of Science degree is the same as an MSc or MS degree. n-sing
physical science ( physical sciences plural ) Thephysical sciences are branches of science such as physics, chemistry, and geology that are concerned with natural forces and with things that do not have life. n-count usu pl
Political science is the study of the ways in which political power is acquired and used in a country. n-uncount
If you say that something is notrocket science, you mean that you do not have to be clever in order to do it. n-uncount
Interviewing politicians may not be rocket science, but it does matter.
Science fiction consists of stories in books, magazines, and films about events that take place in the future or in other parts of the universe. n-uncount
science park ( science parks plural ) A science park is an area, usually linked to a university, where there are a lot of private companies, especially ones concerned with high technology.
social science ( social sciences plural )
1 n-uncount Social science is the scientific study of society.
2 n-count The social sciences are the various types of social science, for example sociology and politics.