science

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, disciplinefield

“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.

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