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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.

noun phrase

A science such as chemistry or physics where the data and conclusions are supportable by objective criteria (1960s+)


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