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
consciousness (noun), consciousnesses (pl)
1. An internal knowledge or conviction that someone has of herself or himself: Ivan experienced a brief loss of consciousness when he slipped and fell down on the icy sidewalk:

Henry slowly regained consciousness after the surgery at the hospital.
2. The state or fact of being awake and able to understand what is happening around someone: The medication caused Sam to enter an altered state of consciousness.
3. The totality of the impressions, thoughts, and feelings, which make up what people are aware of: The political events produced by President Trump have become part of the national consciousness.

Deo patriae, scientiis, artibus.
Latin translation: "For God and country through sciences and arts."

A motto of Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington, USA.

ecopoiescience (s) (noun), ecopoiesciences (pl)
The scientific study of ecosystems and the processes involved in the re-diversification of species: The ecopoiesciences include learning about everything which exists in special environments; such as, plants and animals; as well as, non-living items like rocks, soil, and water.
ethnoscience (s) (noun), ethnosciences (pl)
The study of the system of knowledge of nature and the physical world known by a people who are not utilizing formal scientific data: Ethnoscience helps to develop a better understanding of different kinds of knowledge and beliefs, and it focuses on the ecological and historical contributions other scientists have provided.
ethnoscientific (adjective), more ethnoscientific, most ethnoscientific
Descriptive of the studies of the knowledge that other scientists have produced about nature and the physical world.
ethnoscientist (s) (noun), ethnoscientists (pl)
Someone who specializes in the study of the system of knowledge of nature and the physical world that has been produced by a other biologists or scientists.
Ex scientia tridens.
Translation: "Out of knowledge.".

Motto of the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, USA.

Floreat scientia.
Translation: "Let knowledge flourish."

Motto of Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

forensic science (s) (noun), forensic sciences (pl)
A branch of medicine concerned with determining the cause of deaths, the examination of injuries due to crime and negligence, and the examination of tissue samples relevant to criminal activities.
In fide vestra virtutem in virtute autem scientiam. (Latin motto)
Translation: "[Have] virtue in your faith but knowledge in your virtue."

Motto of Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia, USA.

Labor et scientia.
Labor and knowledge.

Motto of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Indiana, USA.

Literature and the Arts and Sciences: Muses, Camenae
Greek: Muses (goddesses); Calliope (eloquence and epic poetry, Clio (history), Erato (erotic lyric poetry), Euterpe (music and lyric poetry), Melpomene (tragedy), Polyhymnia (sacred poetry), Terpsichore (dance), Thalia (comedy and pastoral poetry), Urania (astronomy)
Latin: Camenae (nymphs); who possess prophetic powers and inhabit springs and fountains; later identified with the Greek Muses.
Lux et scientia.
Light and knowledge.

Motto of Andrew College, Cuthbert, Georgia, USA.

marine science (s) (noun), marine sciences (pl)
The knowledges of the oceans, or seas; including oceanography, marine biology, etc.
Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est.
For knowledge, too, is itself power; knowledge is power.

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-.