what is science?

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Science (from Latin scientia, meaning "knowledge"[2]) is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about theuniverse.[nb 1] In an older and closely related meaning, "science" also refers to this body of knowledge itself, of the type that can be rationally explained and reliably applied. Ever sinceclassical antiquity, science as a type of knowledge has been closely linked to philosophy. In the West during the early modern period the words "science" and "philosophy of nature" were sometimes used interchangeably,[3]:p.3 and until the 19th century natural philosophy (which is today called "natural science") was considered a separate branch of philosophy.[4]

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ScienceFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaThis article is about the general term. For other uses, seeScience (disambiguation).The scale of the universe mapped to the branches of science and the hierarchy of science.[1]Science(fromLatinscientia, meaning "knowledge"[2]) is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizesknowledgein the form of testableexplanationsandpredictionsabout theuniverse.[nb 1]In an older and closely related meaning, "science" also refers to this body of knowledge itself, of the type that can be rationally explained and reliably applied. Ever sinceclassical antiquity, science as a type of knowledge has been closely linked tophilosophy. In theWestduring theearly modern periodthe words "science" and "philosophy of nature" were sometimes used interchangeably,[3]:p.3and until the 19th centurynatural philosophy(which is today called "natural science") was considered a separate branch ofphilosophy.[4]In modern usage however, "science" most often refers to a way of pursuing knowledge, not only the knowledge itself. It is also often restricted to those branches of study that seek to explain the phenomena of the material universe.[5]In the 17th and 18th centuries scientists increasingly sought to formulate knowledge in terms oflaws of nature. Over the course of the 19th century, the word "science" became increasingly associated with thescientific methoditself, as a disciplined way to study the natural world, includingphysics,che

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