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aeronautics (used with a singular verb) a science that deals with making and flying aircraft.
agriculture the science and work of raising crops and farm animals; farming.
anatomy the science that studies the parts and structures of plants or animals. [1/2 definitions]
artificial intelligence an area of computer science that explores the ability of computers to think or have intelligence. Artificial intelligence is concerned with developing computer programs or computers that seem to use reason and make decisions.
astronomy the branch of science that studies the universe beyond the earth.
aviation the act, practice, or science of flying airplanes.
biology the science that studies the growth and life processes of living things.
botany the science that studies plants. Botany is a branch of biology.
B.S.1 a college degree earned in a science, such as biology or chemistry, after four years of study. B.S. is an abbreviation for Bachelor of Science.
chemical of or having to do with the science of chemistry. [1/3 definitions]
chemistry the science that studies the form and function of basic elements and their compounds. [1/2 definitions]
chemotherapy the science or practice of treating disease by using chemicals.
civilize to bring education and training to, especially in the arts, science, and government.
computer science the science and study of computers, including how they are made and how they work.
earth science Earth science is the study of the planet Earth. Earth science is especially interested in what the planet is composed of, its weather, and how the planet developed and continues to change over time. Many different sciences, such as geology and meteorology--the study of weather--are part of earth science.
electronics (used with a singular verb) the science that is concerned with the flow of electrons and their uses.
genetics (used with a singular verb) the science that studies how characteristics are passed on from parent to offspring. Genetics is concerned with the influence of genes on the appearance, development, and evolution of plants and animals.
geography the science of the earth's surface and all life on it. When studying geography, one learns about the different countries and people of the earth, its climate, its natural resources, and its oceans, rivers, and mountains. [1/2 definitions]
guinea pig a small mammal with short legs and no tail. Guinea pigs are rodents closely related to chinchillas and porcupines. Some science laboratories use guinea pigs for research and to test new medicines. Wild guinea pigs live in South America. [1/2 definitions]
high-tech involving equipment or techniques that come from applying the newest knowledge in the areas of computers and science. [1/2 definitions]
laboratory a place for science students to experiment, make observations, and practice scientific techniques, or a place equipped with special technology for various students to use as an aid to learning. [1/3 definitions]