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The dictionary* definition of science is:
  • systematic knowledge of natural or physical phenomena
  • truth ascertained by observation, experiment and induction
  • ordered arrangement of facts
The etymological** derivation of science is from the Latin scientia, knowledge and sciscere, to seek to know.

*
Collins National Dictionary, 1966
**
Partridge, Origins (a short etymological dictionary of modern English), 1958 - 1966
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