What does science mean?

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  1. (countable) A particular discipline or branch of learning, especially one dealing with measurable or systematic principles rather than intuition or natural ability. [from 14th c.]
  2. (uncountable, archaic) Knowledge gained through study or practice; mastery of a particular discipline or area. [from 14th c.]
  3. (theology) The fact of knowing something; knowledge or understanding of a truth. [from 14th c.]
  4. (uncountable) The collective discipline of study or learning acquired through the scientific method; the sum of knowledge gained from such methods and discipline. [from 18th c.]
  5. (uncountable) Knowledge derived from scientific disciplines, scientific method, or any systematic effort.
  6. (uncountable) The scientific community.
  1. (transitive, dated) To cause to become versed in science; to make skilled; to instruct.
  2. (humorous) To use science to solve a problem.
  1. Obsolete spelling of scion
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