Sci⋅ence /'saɪəns/ (noun) [ French, from Latin scientia, from sciēns, sciēntis, present participle of scīre to know ]
If we conceive God's sight or science, before the creation, to be extended to all and every part of the world, seeing everything as it is, … his science or sight from all eternity lays no necessity on anything to come to pass.
Shakespeare's deep and accurate science in mental philosophy.
All this new science that men lere teach.
Science is … a complement of cognitions, having, in point of form, the character of logical perfection, and in point of matter, the character of real truth.
—Sir W. Hamilton
Voltaire hardly left a single corner of the field entirely unexplored in science, poetry, history, philosophy.
Note: The ancients reckoned seven sciences, namely, grammar, rhetoric, logic, arithmetic, music, geometry, and astronomy; — the first three being included in the Trivium, the remaining four in the Quadrivium.
Good sense, which only is the gift of Heaven,
And though no science, fairly worth the seven.
His science, coolness, and great strength.
—G. A. Lawrence
Note: Science is applied or pure. Applied science is a knowledge of facts, events, or phenomena, as explained, accounted for, or produced, by means of powers, causes, or laws. Pure science is the knowledge of these powers, causes, or laws, considered apart, or as pure from all applications. Both these terms have a similar and special signification when applied to the science of quantity; as, the applied and pure mathematics. Exact science is knowledge so systematized that prediction and verification, by measurement, experiment, observation, etc., are possible. The mathematical and physical sciences are called the exact sciences.
Synonyms: Literature; art; knowledge.
Usage: Science, Literature, Art. Science is literally knowledge, but more usually denotes a systematic and orderly arrangement of knowledge. In a more distinctive sense, science embraces those branches of knowledge of which the subject-matter is either ultimate principles, or facts as explained by principles or laws thus arranged in natural order. The term literature sometimes denotes all compositions not embraced under science, but usually confined to the belles-lettres. See Literature. Art is that which depends on practice and skill in performance.
In science, scimus ut sciāmus; in art, scimus ut producāmus. And, therefore, science and art may be said to be investigations of truth; but one, science, inquires for the sake of knowledge; the other, art, for the sake of production; and hence science is more concerned with the higher truths, art with the lower; and science never is engaged, as art is, in productive application. And the most perfect state of science, therefore, will be the most high and accurate inquiry; the perfection of art will be the most apt and efficient system of rules; art always throwing itself into the form of rules.
Sci⋅ence ['saɪəns], (transitive verb), to cause to become versed in science; to make skilled; to instruct [an error occurred while processing this directive]