the 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”
|synonyms:||branch of knowledge, body of knowledge/information/facts, area of study, discipline, field
“the science of criminology”
a particular area of science.plural noun: sciences“veterinary science”
a systematically organized body of knowledge on a particular subject.“the science of criminology”n 2009, the Science Council agreed that it wanted to be clearer when it talked about sound science and science-based policy. The Science Council has “science” in its name but had not previously clarified what this actually meant. In addition to developing a better understanding of what types of organisations might become members, it was felt that the recent inclusion of the advancement of science as a charitable activity in the 2006 Charities Act suggested that in that context a definition would be useful, this was how this definition arose.