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Science(fromLatinscientia, meaning "knowledge"[1]) is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizesknowledgein the form of testable explanations and predictions about theuniverse.[2][3]In an older and closely related meaning, "science" also refers to a body of knowledge itself, of the type that can be rationally explained and reliably applied. Sinceclassical antiquity, science as a type of knowledge has been closely linked tophilosophy. In theearly modern periodthe words "science" and "philosophy" were sometimes used interchangeably.[4]By the 17th century,natural philosophy(which is today called "natural science") was considered a separate branch ofphilosophy.[5]However, "science" continued to be used in a broad sense denoting reliable knowledge about a topic, in the same way it is still used in modern terms such aslibrary scienceorpolitical science.In modern use, "science" more often refers to a way of pursuing knowledge, not only the knowledge itself. It is often treated as synonymous with 'natural and physical science', and thus restricted to those branches of study that relate to the phenomena of the material universe and their laws, sometimes with implied exclusion of pure mathematics. This is now the dominant sense in ordinary use.[6]This narrower sense of "science" developed as scientists such asJohannes Kepler,Galileo GalileiandIsaac Newtonbegan formulatinglaws of naturesuch asNewton's laws of motion. In this period[vague]it became mo

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