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natural science

Definition:

the sciences involved in the study of the physical world and its phenomena

Class:

cognition noun (cognitive processes and contents)

Plural:

natural sciences

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Natural science | natural sciences

those branches of science that seek to elucidate the rules that govern the natural world through scientific methods. The term "natural science" is used to distinguish the subject from the social sciences, which apply the scientific method to study... (39 of 6244 words, 8 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Natural science

Collins Dictionary:

natural science | natural scientist [noun, derived]

the sciences collectively that are involved in the study of the physical ... | any one of these sciences (18 of 323 words, 2 definitions, 5 usage examples)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/natural-science

Merriam-Webster:

natural science | natural scientist [noun, related]

any of the sciences (as physics, chemistry, or biology) that deal with matter, energy, and their interrelations and transformations or with ... (21 of 71 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/natural science

Oxford Dictionary:

natural science | natural sciences

(usually "natural sciences") | a branch of science which deals with the physical world, e.g. physics, chemistry, geology, biology. | the branch of ... (21 of 53 words, 3 definitions)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/natural-science

Macmillan British Dictionary:

natural science [countable/uncountable] | natural sciences [plural]

sciences that deal with the physical world, considered as a group or as individual subjects such as physics, chemistry, or biology (21 of 50 words)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/natural-science

Random House Dictionary:

natural science

a science or knowledge of objects or processes observable in nature, as biology or physics, as distinguished from the abstract or theoretical ... (22 of 29 words)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/natural-science

American Heritage Dictionary:

natural science | natural scientist [noun, related]

A science, such as biology, chemistry, or physics, that deals with the objects, phenomena, or laws of nature and the physical world. (22 of 28 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/natural-science

New World Dictionary:

natural science

the systematized knowledge of nature and the physical world, including zoology, botany, chemistry, physics, and geology | any of these branches of ... (21 of 24 words, 2 definitions)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/natural-science

Wiktionary:

natural science | natural sciences [plural]

A science involved in studying phenomena or laws of the physical world; a general term of physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, and so on. (23 of 24 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/natural science

Cambridge Dictionary:

the natural sciences | natural sciences

subjects such as biology, physics and chemistry in which things that can be seen in nature are studied (18 of 24 words)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/the-natural-sciences

Britannica Encyclopedia:

science

any system of knowledge that is concerned with the physical world and its phenomena and that entails unbiased observations and systematic ... (21 of 116 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/528756​/science

Columbia Encyclopedia:

science

For many the term "science" refers to the organized body of knowledge concerning the physical world, both animate and inanimate, but a proper ... (23 of 62 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0844065​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

natural science | natural sciences [plural] | natural scientist [noun, derived]

any science that deals with phenomena observable in nature, e.g. biology, chemistry, and physics (14 of 29 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861696712​/definition​.html  [offline]

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

natural science [countable/uncountable] | natural sciences [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "natural science"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/natural-science

Macmillan American Dictionary:

natural science [countable/uncountable] | natural sciences [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "natural science"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/natural-science

Google Dictionary:

natural science | natural sciences [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "natural science"

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YourDictionary Audio:

natural science

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "natural science" by speech synthesizer

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