sci-, -science, -scientific, -scientifically, -scient, -sciently

(Latin: to know, to learn; to have knowledge)

No knowledge of a science can be properly acquired until the terminology of that science is mastered, and this terminology is in the main of Greek and Latin origin.

—Spencer Trotter
Pro scientia et religione.
For science and religion.

Motto of Denver University, Colorado, USA.

pseudoscience (s) (noun), pseudosciences (pl)
1. An activity resembling science but based on false assumptions: Pseudoscience consists of statements, beliefs, or practices that are claimed to be both scientific and factual, but they are not in accordance with any scientific method.
2. A theory or method doubtfully, or mistakenly, held to be scientific.
3. A practice that is considered to be without scientific evidence.
Quotes: Science, Scientists
Scientists are people who prolong life so other people will have time to pay for the gadgets that are invented by them: science quotes.
Religio, libertas et scientia.
Religion, liberty, and knowledge.

Motto of Cedar Crest College, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA.

sanctitas, scientia, sanitas
Holiness, knowledge, health.

Motto of Marywood University, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA.

Sanitas, scientia, sanctitas.
Health, knowledge, holiness.

Motto of Gannon University, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA.

science (s) (noun), sciences (pl)
1. The systematic observation of natural events and conditions in order to discover facts about them and to formulate laws and principles based on these facts.
2. The state or fact of knowing; knowledge or cognizance of something specified or implied; also, with wider reference, knowledge as a personal attribute.
3. Knowledge acquired by study; acquaintance with or mastery of any area of learning.
4. Etymology: from Latin scientia, from scire, "to know".
science fair (s) (noun), science fairs (pl)
An activity or event at which science projects that have been created by students are shown and often judged for prizes: Sam's sister, Irene, won first place at the science fair for her scientific presentation about animals.
science fiction (s) (noun), science fictions (pl)
Stories about how people and societies are affected by imaginary scientific developments in the future: Time travel exists only in the area of science fiction; such as, by a writer or in a movie.
scientaster (s) (noun), scientasters (pl)
Someone who is a so-called scientist who is supposed to be a knowledgeable and skillful person but who is not only inferior but who is not even a real scientist.
scienter (s) (noun), scienters (pl)
An actual or presumed degree of knowledge that makes a person legally responsible for his or her actions or failure to act.
Scientia.
"Knowledge."

Motto of Northwestern College of Chriopractic, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

Scientia est potentia.
Knowledge is power.

Motto of Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, Florida, USA.

Scientia et industria cum probitate.
Knowledge and diligence with uprightness.

Motto of Lincoln College, Canterbury, New Zealand.

Scientia et pietas.
Knowledge and piety.

Motto of Wesleyan College, Macon, Georgia, USA.

Related articles about science: "Science Race"; STEM, Part 1; STEM, Part 2; Scientific Specialties.


Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving word units meaning "know, knowledge; learn, learning": cogni-; discip-; gno-; histor-; intellect-; learn, know; math-; sap-; sopho-.