Dictionary Source

These definitions come from the Funk & Wagnal Dictionary 1895 Edition.


  1. Knowledge gained and verified by exact observation and correct thinking, especially as methodically formulated and arranged in a rational system;
    also the sum of universal knowledge.
    1. Science in a wide sense includes
      1. science proper, embracing
        1. exact knowledge of facts (historical or empirical science)
        2. exact knowledge of laws, obtained by correlating facts (nomologica science), and
        3. exact knowedge of proximate causes (relational science); and
      2. philosophy
    2. Sciences are divisible into
      1. mathmatical
      2. the physical
      3. the biological
      4. the anthropological
      5. the theological