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Pronunciation: si'ents


  1. The branch of knowledge that produces theoretic explanations of natural phenomena based on experiments and observations.
  2. An area of such knowledge that is restricted to explaining a limited class of phenomena.

[L. scientia, knowledge, fr. scio, to know]

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