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 Dictionary entry overview: What does natural science mean? 

  The noun NATURAL SCIENCE has 1 sense:

1. the sciences involved in the study of the physical world and its phenomena

  Familiarity information: NATURAL SCIENCE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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The sciences involved in the study of the physical world and its phenomena

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("natural science" is a kind of...):

science; scientific discipline (a particular branch of scientific knowledge)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "natural science"):

bioscience; life science (any of the branches of natural science dealing with the structure and behavior of living organisms)

chemical science; chemistry (the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions)

natural philosophy; physical science; physics (the science of matter and energy and their interactions)

earth science (any of the sciences that deal with the earth or its parts)

cosmography (the science that maps the general features of the universe; describes both heaven and earth (but without encroaching on geography or astronomy))

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