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science

sci·ence (plural sci·ences)


noun 
Definitions:
 
1. study of physical world: the study of the physical and natural world and phenomena, especially by using systematic observation and experiment ( often used before a noun )

2. branch of science: a particular area of study or knowledge of the physical world
the life sciences

3. systematic body of knowledge: a systematically organized body of knowledge about a particular subject
the behavioral sciences

4. something studied or performed methodically: an activity that is the object of careful study or that is carried out according to a developed method
the science of dressing for success

5. knowledge gained from science: the knowledge gained by the study of the physical world

[14th century. Via French < Latin scientia < scient-, present participle of scire "know, discern" < Indo-European, "cut"]

blind somebody with science to confuse or overwhelm somebody by giving an impenetrable explanation using technical terms and concepts

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