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Ideas are fatal to caste.
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Etymology

From Old French science, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] scientia (knowledge), from the present participle stem of scire (know).

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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The fact of knowing something; knowledge or understanding of a truth:
    • 1611, King James Version of the Bible, I Timothy 6:20-21
      O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding vain and profane babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.
  2. (archaic) Knowledge gained through study or practice; mastery of a particular discipline or area.
    I have much science concerning fire and smoke.
  3. The collective discipline of study or learning acquired through the scientific method; the sum of knowledge gained from such methods and discipline.
    • 1951 January 1, Albert Einstein, letter to Maurice Solovine, as published in Letters to Solovine (1993)
      I have found no better expression than "religious" for confidence in the rational nature of reality [...] Whenever this feeling is absent, science degenerates into uninspired empiricism.
  4. A particular discipline or branch of learning, especially one dealing with measurable or systematic principles rather than intuition or natural ability.
    Of course in my opinion Social Studies is more of a science than an art.

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science f. (plural sciences)

  1. Science, knowledge.

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