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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a system of studying, testing, and experimenting on things in nature. Science is a search for general laws about how the world works.
definition 2: a particular branch of this activity.
Physics and biology are two sciences.
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Science comes from a Latin word that means "knowledge."
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The word science contains the following parts:
sci Latin root that means to know
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-ance, -ence, -ency, -ancy Latin noun-forming suffix that means state, quality, or act of
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The suffix group -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy attaches to verbs and Latin verb stems to create nouns. The suffix -ance is usually attached to whole English words, whereas -ence is usually attached to roots: compare eloquence and acceptance . For most nouns ending in -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy , there is a correponsponding adjective form ending in -ant, -ent.