any of the natural or physical sciences, as chemistry, biology, physics, or astronomy, in which aspects of the universe are investigated by means of hypotheses and experiments.
A science such as chemistry or physics where the data and conclusions are supportable by objective criteria (1960s+)
[hahrd-skrab-uh l] /ˈhɑrdˌskræb əl/ adjective 1. providing or yielding meagerly in return for much effort; demanding or unrewarding: the hardscrabble existence of mountainside farmers. /ˈhɑːdˌskræbəl/ noun (US, informal) 1. (modifier) (of a place) difficult to make a living in; barren 2. great effort made in the face of difficulties adj. 1804, U.S. colloquial, the name […]
- Hard sector
storage An archaic floppy disk format employing multiple synchronisation holes in the media to define the sectors. (1995-01-24)
[hahrd-sel] /ˈhɑrdˈsɛl/ verb (used with or without object), hard-sold, hard-selling. 1. to sell or advertise (something) in a forceful and insistent way: to hard-sell new car models to reluctant buyers. 2. to convince (someone) in a forceful and insistent way: to hard-sell customers on a new product. adjective 3. characterized by or promoted through a […]
[hahrd-set] /ˈhɑrdˈsɛt/ adjective 1. firmly or rigidly set; fixed: a hard-set smile. 2. in a difficult position: The troops were hard-set before their supplies came. 3. determined; obstinate.