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Definition of science noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] knowledge about the structure and behavior of the natural and physical world, based on facts that you can prove, for example by experiments new developments in science and technology the advance of modern science the laws of science
  2. 2[uncountable] the study of science science students/teachers/courses
  3. 3[uncountable, countable] a particular branch of science to study one of the sciences compare art, humanity
  4. 4[singular] a system for organizing the knowledge about a particular subject, especially one concerned with aspects of human behavior or society a science of international politics see also earth science, life sciences, natural science, political science, rocket science, social science
  5. Idioms
    blind somebody with science
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    to confuse someone by using technical or complicated language that they do not understand
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: science