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noun 
  1. The collective discipline of study or learning acquired through the scientific method; the sum of knowledge gained from such methods and discipline.
    • 1951 January 1, w:Albert Einstein, Albert Einstein, letter to Maurice Solovine, as published in Letters to Solovine (1993)
    • : I have found no better expression than "religious" for confidence in the rational nature of reality ... Whenever this feeling is absent, degenerates into uninspired empiricism.
      1. A particular discipline or branch of learning, especially one dealing with measurable or systematic principles rather than intuition or natural ability.
      Of course in my opinion Social Studies is more of a than an art.
      1. (context, biblical) The fact of knowing something; knowledge or understanding of a truth:
    • 1611, w:King James Version of the Bible, King James Version of the Bible, s:Bible (King James)/1 Timothy, I Timothy 6:20-21
    • : O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding vain and profane babblings, and oppositions of falsely so called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.
      1. (archaic) knowledge, Knowledge gained through study or practice; mastery of a particular discipline or area.
      I have much concerning fire and smoke.
Etymology: From (term, lang=fro, science), from (term, scientia, , knowledge), from the present participle stem of (term, scire, , know).


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