Meaning of SCIENCE in English

SCIENCE

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a science degree (= in a science subject )

The government is encouraging more people to get a science degree.

Christian Science

computer science (= the study of computers and what they can do )

computer science

a BSc in Computer Science

contemporary culture/science etc

Science is an important part of contemporary culture.

domestic science

earth science

forensic evidence/science/medicine etc

Forensic experts found traces of blood in the car.

a career in forensic science

a forensic pathologist

inexact science

Earthquake prediction is an inexact science .

information science

language/English/science etc teaching

She has considerable experience in language teaching.

language/history/science etc teacher

life science

Master of Science

natural science

physical science

political science

rocket science

Designing a website may be a lot of work but it’s not rocket science.

science fiction

science park

social science

the science/maths/history etc curriculum

The English curriculum is divided into Language and Literature.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

environmental

One solution has been to create university departments of integrated environmental science or of earth sciences.

Perhaps concern about the environment has induced them to learn more about a key environmental science .

In environmental science , interdisciplinarity is all.

Lawrence River, where she takes samples from polluted water and instructs local residents in environmental sciences .

We should choose to promote environmentally aware and responsible science - as well as to prioritise investment in environmental science itself.

He left with a degree in environmental sciences and was employed by the Norfolk Naturalist Trust, a voluntary conservation organisation.

How does it relate to environmental sciences ?

Again, relative to most other international environmental science processes, this one is pretty secure.

exact

Any honest guitar maker will admit that making acoustics is no exact science , but an unpredictable art.

The equation that determines housing appreciation is far from being an exact science .

Systems analysis in general - and data analysis is a branch of systems analysis - is an art, not an exact science .

Diagnosing power in organizations is not an exact science .

The way he went on anyone would think we were engaged in an exact science .

Living is never an exact science and we invariably over reach ourselves and destroy the balance of things.

Nor have I been encouraged ever since to think there's an exact science .

That biography can not be an exact or impartial science is, of course, obvious.

forensic

A Home Office pathologist and forensic science team are at the scene, carrying out a full investigation.

They were taken to a mobile forensic science unit at Severomorsk naval base, but so far only Kolesnikov has been named.

In high spirits, his father was talking about the immense advances made in forensic science in recent years.

Mum, did you know that our Lab is the oldest forensic science lab in the country?

Using modern forensic science techniques on original evidence, the West Midlands force have been forced to rethink their view of events.

Analysis of Directional Data; and statistical applications in agriculture, medicine, epidemiology, forensic science .

Besides working on Inside Out, the reporter was also presenting a special documentary about forensic science .

Few men, in or outside the forensic science service, knew so much about it.

medical

Rainforests are the source of a multitude of raw materials with immense potential value to medical science .

Such explanations were comforting, if only because they pointed forward to the ultimate vindication of medical science .

At the same time, medical and social science research began to indicate that retirement itself had detrimental effects.

How effective can he be in drawing Britain's fragmented medical and health science into a national framework?

For example, by relying exclusively on mortality data the ineffectiveness of medical science is overstated.

Neuroelectric devices were used during the last century without the blessing of the medical sciences .

But more is due to medical and sanitary science .

modern

Whereas practitioners of the occult would explain everything by magic, modern science has recognized the limitations of its knowledge.

His proposal can not succeed without undermining the whole of modern science .

There is a sense in which modern science is actually better than ancient science.

Fanatical, uncultured leaders, little versed in modern science , can not give us a solution.

For this reason he had encouraged Claudia to enter these new, modern sciences .

Lovelock was very rare breed in modern science .

Using modern forensic science techniques on original evidence, the West Midlands force have been forced to rethink their view of events.

They were wrong both about how to interpret Genesis and in thinking that evolutionary theory was unimportant to modern science .

natural

It can not be assumed, as can reasonably in many experiments in natural science , that units are identical.

Thomas Aquinas; believed the earth to be round; a pioneer of natural sciences .

But there is large-scale agreement that the aim is explanation by applying the methods of natural science .

The philosophical underpinnings of creation science automatically place it in a very different realm from natural science.

It may turn out that it is therefore a mistake to construe social science along the lines of natural science.

Some natural sciences , confident of the uniformity of their objects of study, have adopted the intensive design.

The gap between natural and social science seemed enormous.

I don't think the boundaries of Business Studies have ever been particularly clear. Natural sciences and humanities are not included.

new

He soon became aware that his theory was not capable of explaining some of the most exciting new developments in science .

On his birthday, Hal himself may hand the reins to a new science fiction image of the future.

If chance is not enough, of course, we will need a new science of heredity.

For with the emergence of the new science of geology, the old faith was beginning to unravel.

The murder helped prove a new science and became the plot in a detective novel.

Our understanding of nature is now radically shifting, how-ever, because of recent discoveries in the new sciences .

Now she's opening a new science block as part of a two million pound development at Barnwood Park School in Gloucester.

In the new science of mythology, Max Muller was also advancing equally confident claims.

physical

It was now, by its nature, an international enquiry, like the physical sciences .

Yes, you memorized all types of lists and pieces of factual information with regard to, say, the physical sciences .

Very few physical science students stressed the intellectual enjoyment of the degree course.

In the physical sciences alone, there were momentous changes.

Few girls take physical science subjects; few boys take languages.

Physics and physical science students had a strong sense of the hierarchy of different disciplines.

The classical approach used the methodology of the physical sciences to illustrate a view of organisations.

The physical sciences in particular, offer a conventional career choice which is likely to win approval from parents, teachers and peers.

political

Consider the following hypothetical example from political science .

Pierre chose Vassar and is majoring in political science .

Two famous ` laws' of political science are well known.

A friend who is skeptical about political science confronts you with a challenge.

Sociological problems are not those of economics, or of political science , or of psychology.

There are different approaches to political science , and there are also different ways to introduce you to the political world.

The first difference between natural science and political science is the role of experimentation.

Economic systems and the concepts used in economics can seem as complicated as political systems and the concepts used in political science .

pure

Introduction to nonlinear problems with emphasis on practical modelling, illustrative examples from pure and applied science , and use of computers.

Critics have argued that an excessive commercial focus will lead researchers to ignore pure science .

The question is, will Congress pay that much for pure science , with no clear technological benefit attached?

This was to be a contribution to pure science , altogether elegant.

She was also a physicist, one of the rare female students to study pure science .

I breezed right through the first two years of pure science courses.

The ruthless convenience of the pure science of lust?

social

This kind of research has a long history in psychology and education but is relatively undeveloped in the rest of social science .

At the highest levels of social science scholarship, some novelty of formulation or statement is not resisted.

A shortage of teachers trained in social sciences could undermine attempts to introduce compulsory citizenship lessons into schools, campaigners warn.

To him it is only an aborted social science .

This last hazard is, of course, an ever-present danger in the social sciences , and can apply to any approach.

Sixth-form and Year 11 pupils have piloted two projects at Hinchingbrooke, helped by social science teacher Mike Baker.

University entrance students choose between science and social science and drop some subjects.

She went on to take a social science course and to train for general nursing.

■ NOUN

computer

Applied mathematics and computer science are distinct disciplines, but they are now locked for ever in an inseparable embrace.

This task has often seemed to combine the pedantry of library theory with the incomprehensibility of computer science .

For instance, in computer science one learns how to write programs that can perform certain tasks.

It said that girls were overlooked in the classroom and trailed boys in mathematics and computer science .

Jef Raskin had degrees in computer science and philosophy.

Other disciplines, such as philosophy, psychology, and computer science , sample freely from both traditions.

degree

Last October Paul embarked on a computer science degree at Edinburgh University.

And science degrees at university carry higher status.

Uecker-Rust is a 1983 graduate of North Dakota State University with a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering.

They have been replaced by lawyers, academics and people with social sciences degrees .

He graduated from Brown University with a political science degree .

As such, it now forms an important part of both mainstream chemistry and material science degrees .

earth

One solution has been to create university departments of integrated environmental science or of earth sciences.

Like Duba, these researchers drifted into earth science from fields like engineering, mathematics or computer science.

Within earth science literature, the most important obsolescence study to date is that by Kohut.

Lured by the excitement of plate tectonics, some felt that earth science would be a practical way to apply their knowledge.

We believe these results signify the beginning of a revolution in earth science .

This may be due to the greater paradigmatic influence of geophysical research on the other earth sciences .

Mineralogy is a rather specialist sub-field within the earth sciences , dealing with the description of minerals.

fiction

A historical adventure would be followed by a science fiction tale, then by another historical, and so on.

Other people love science fiction or biographies.

Neither robot looks much like the androids portrayed in science fiction movies.

Reading, particularly science fiction , travelling, and fell walking.

Jane was an illustrator, journalist, writer of cheap science fiction and adventure novels.

In science fiction , for example, two forms of confrontation are available.

life

New initiatives in the life sciences led to the establishment of disciplines such as genetics and ecology.

VentureFinance reports that 61 life sciences companies raised $ 3 billion in initial public offerings in 1995&038;.

Yet there was no unity within ecology, just as there was no unity in the life sciences generally.

Some partners in Boston are forming a fund like Alta that will focus on early stage information technology and life sciences companies.

These post would suit recent life science graduates or people with a paramedical background, particularly nursing.

teacher

Experienced science teachers have been involved at every stage and more than 100 schools were consulted.

Or a math or science teacher who made inappropriate comments throughout the year.

It seems some schools will start next year with fewer science teachers than they really need.

Rebenitsch is a retired science teacher at Red River High School.

Many science teachers already have classes in excess of 25 pupils.

I watched almost 600 of their lessons and conducted more than 200 interviews with them, their parents and science teachers .

This may be particularly important for girls with male science teachers .

How science teachers can further the general language development of children.

teaching

The first is the lack of experiments - some might call it a betrayal of science teaching .

The older universities of Oxford and Cambridge were also persuaded to modernize their science teaching in the 1870s.

Present science teaching generally assumes implicitly that pupils possess the reasoning patterns.

But the department's bootstrap operation did help create science teaching in Britain.

It recommended expansion of universities' science teaching and the creation of colleges of advanced technology.

In other words, what are the areas of weakness in science teaching , and why?

■ VERB

apply

It seems very important that adults are made aware of entry requirements particularly when applying to science courses.

These four key elements are well developed and widely shared within the research communities of every natural and applied science .

An excellent resource for students of applied sports science , Physical Education teachers, fitness advisers, coaches and athletes.

He can spend a whole four years applying science , if he wants.

Some, of course, felt misgivings about applying science to these nonscientific realms.

study

No one stopped to ask the boy what he wanted, which was to study science and work in the field of research.

Now 21 and living in San Marcos, Browning said he plans to go to college to study political science .

In theory, she studied domestic science - dressmaking and cooking - and took a pitman's correspondence and typing course.

From 1540 to 1542 he appears to have resided in Paris, studying the maritime sciences .

She was also a physicist, one of the rare female students to study pure science .

For many students, the decision to study science came naturally because of family interests.

Frankenstein was an inquisitive student studying science at university.

No wonder only one in 10 university students studies science .

teach

Are we to teach science but never consider the ethical issues?

Scott, who teaches political science at both Saint Francis and Ivy Tech, is making his first bid for elected office.

The move comes amid concerns about lack of pupil progress and poor teaching in science .

He continued to study every night on his own, teaching himself math and science from borrowed books.

I believe that the focus of attention is shifting from curriculum content to how best to teach science .

The higher sums will go to people planning to teach maths, science , technology and foreign languages at secondary schools.

The fact that primary schools now teach technology and science is an added bonus.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Bachelor of Arts/Science/Education etc

A Bachelor of Education course lasts three or four years.

Master of Arts/Science/Education etc

He addressed more than 100 businessmen studying for a Master of Arts Business Administration exam.

Miss Sue Lawley, journalist and broadcaster. Master of Arts.

Miss Tessa Sanderson, international athlete. Master of Science.

Spenser could consider himself a gentleman only on the basis of having been to university and acquired a Master of Arts degree.

applied science/physics/linguistics etc

If applied linguistics is left exclusively to an elite band of researchers, then the whole object of the exercise disappears.

Introduction to nonlinear problems with emphasis on practical modelling, illustrative examples from pure and applied science, and use of computers.

Since then, there has been a steady output of research within this branch of applied linguistics.

Supported by four applied science courses covering the biology, entomology and pathology of seeds, and plant breeding.

There is a very pervasive belief that it is research in theoretical and applied linguistics which provides the solutions.

These four key elements are well developed and widely shared within the research communities of every natural and applied science.

These will include basic skills as well as specialised competences in areas of applied physics.

Why are engineering, medicine and agriculture not all grouped together as applied sciences?

blind sb with science

He had a limp, walked round importantly with a stick and talked big, blinding her with science.

You can blind me with science, but I know what I hear.

folk science/psychology/wisdom etc

It was a part of folk wisdom that providing houseroom for a widowed parent could lead to intense family friction.

Like most folk wisdom it is true, I think.

Like much political folk wisdom, this particular belief is of recent origin.

Maxims, proverbs, and other forms of folk wisdom give a person reasons for obeying rules.

Some of the new findings, though, support previously unsubstantiated folk wisdom about alcohol and caffeine.

The folk wisdom led Tory politicians to dismiss opinion poll findings suggesting the opposite.

Voters' trade-off between taxes and services has changed since 1979 - and anyway the folk wisdom was always misleading.

in the name of religion/freedom/science etc

He also reminded the court that such auctions were permitted by the United States constitution in the name of freedom of expression.

Lord Salmon clearly felt strongly and spoke in the name of freedom and democracy.

Most gruesome and horrible mutilations - and all, mind you, in the name of religion.

Objections to the creation stories are made up in the name of science.

They banned meat, eggs and alcohol in the name of religion.

They can take the fun out of sports in the name of religion.

They do so all in the name of freedom.

We are seduced by what science can do in the name of freedom and civilisation.

pure science/maths etc

Critics have argued that an excessive commercial focus will lead researchers to ignore pure science.

I breezed right through the first two years of pure science courses.

She was also a physicist, one of the rare female students to study pure science.

The question is, will Congress pay that much for pure science, with no clear technological benefit attached?

The ruthless convenience of the pure science of lust?

This was to be a contribution to pure science, altogether elegant.

sth is not an exact science

Opinion polling is hardly an exact science.

Therapy is not an exact science because everyone responds differently.

Diagnosing power in organizations is not an exact science.

The truth is that eating is not an exact science and never will be.

sth is not rocket science

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

science and technology

Mr. Paulson is a science teacher.

Through these lessons, students learn the basics of science .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Children begin secondary school with high expectations of science , but become disillusioned and uninterested, especially in physics.

For the purposes of nutritional science , however, the calorie is too small a unit to be useful.

For, unfortunately, even when science eliminates all fatal diseases, 100 percent of us still are going to die.

The autumn statement shows that spending on science and technology in 1992-93 will be almost £6 billion.

The requirements of the social science historian with regard to the archiving of computer-generated data are the same as those of any social scientist.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.