: the state of knowing : knowledge as distinguished from ignorance or misunderstanding
2   a : a department of systematized knowledge as an object of study <the science of theology>
      b : something (as a sport or technique) that may be studied or learned like systematized knowledge <have it down to ascience>
3   a : knowledge or a system of knowledge covering general truths or the operation of general laws especially as obtained and tested through scientific method
      b : such knowledge or such a system of knowledge concerned with the physical world and its phenomena :natural science
: a system or method reconciling practical ends with scientific laws <cooking is both a science and an art>

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