Meaning of SCIENCE in English
[noun] - (knowledge obtained from) the systematic study of the structure and behaviour of the physical world, involving experimentation and measurement and the development of theories to describe the results of these activitiespure/applied science [U]a science course/lesson/teachera science laboratoryThere is a shortage of maths and science graduates.Developments in science and technology have made possible a great many improvements in areas such as health and public safety. [U]Space travel is one of the marvels/wonders of modern science. [U]A science is a particular subject that is studied using scientific methods.Physics and chemistry are sciences, and history and literature are arts subjects. [C]Girls seem to be more interested in the arts than the sciences. [C]Economics is not an exact science because it has to take account of political and social considerations. [C]Advances in medical science mean that people are living longer. [U]The science of something is the whole body of knowledge that has been built up about it.the science of climatologyScience fiction (also informal sci-fi, SF) consists of books, films and cartoons about an imagined future, esp. about space travel or other worlds.John Wyndham's 'Day of the Triffids' is a science-fiction novel/story.(esp. UK) A science park is an area, often started or supported by a college or university, where companies involved in scientific work and new technology are based.
Cambridge English vocab. Кембриджский английский словарь. 2012