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natural history

the scientific study of plants or animals (more observational than experimental) usually published in popular magazines rather than in academic journals




natural science

the sciences involved in the study of the physical world and its phenomena




math, mathematics, maths

a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement




agronomy, scientific agriculture

the application of soil and plant sciences to land management and crop production




agrobiology

the study of plant nutrition and growth especially as a way to increase crop yield




agrology

science of soils in relation to crops




architectonics, tectonics

the science of architecture




metallurgy

the science and technology of metals




metrology

the scientific study of measurement




nutrition

the scientific study of food and drink (especially in humans)




psychological science, psychology

the science of mental life




IP, informatics, information processing, information science

the sciences concerned with gathering, manipulating, storing, retrieving, and classifying recorded information




cognitive science

the field of science concerned with cognition; includes parts of cognitive psychology and linguistics and computer science and cognitive neuroscience and philosophy of mind




social science

the branch of science that studies society and the relationships of individual within a society




strategics

the science or art of strategy




systematics

the science of systematic classification




thanatology

the branch of science that studies death (especially its social and psychological aspects)




cryptanalysis, cryptanalytics, cryptography, cryptology

the science of analyzing and deciphering codes and ciphers and cryptograms




linguistics

the scientific study of language




pure mathematics

the branches of mathematics that study and develop the principles of mathematics for their own sake rather than for their immediate usefulness




applied math, applied mathematics

the branches of mathematics that are involved in the study of the physical or biological or sociological world




bioscience, life science

any of the branches of natural science dealing with the structure and behavior of living organisms




chemical science, chemistry

the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions




natural philosophy, physics

the science of matter and energy and their interactions




physical science, physics

the physical properties, phenomena, and laws of something




earth science

any of the sciences that deal with the earth or its parts




cosmography

the science that maps the general features of the universe; describes both heaven and earth (but without encroaching on geography or astronomy)




powder metallurgy

the metallurgy of powdered metals; how to produce solid metal objects from powdered metal by compaction and sintering




abnormal psychology, psychopathology

the branch of psychology concerned with abnormal behavior




applied psychology, industrial psychology

any of several branches of psychology that seek to apply psychological principles to practical problems of education or industry or marketing etc.




cognitive psychology

an approach to psychology that emphasizes internal mental processes




animal psychology, comparative psychology

the branch of psychology concerned with the behavior of animals




child psychology, developmental psychology, genetic psychology

the branch of psychology that studies the social and mental development of children




differential psychology

the branch of psychology that studies measurable differences between individuals




experimental psychology, psychonomics

the branch of psychology that uses experimental methods to study psychological issues




neuropsychology, physiological psychology, psychophysiology

the branch of psychology that is concerned with the physiological bases of psychological processes




psychometrics, psychometrika, psychometry

any branch of psychology concerned with psychological measurements




social psychology

the branch of psychology that studies persons and their relationships with others and with groups and with society as a whole




NLP, human language technology, natural language processing

the branch of information science that deals with natural language information




cybernetics

(biology) the field of science concerned with processes of communication and control (especially the comparison of these processes in biological and artificial systems)




civics

the social science of municipal affairs




anthropology

the social science that studies the origins and social relationships of human beings




government, political science, politics

the study of government of states and other political units




domestic science, home ec, home economics, household arts

theory and practice of homemaking




economic science, economics, political economy

the branch of social science that deals with the production and distribution and consumption of goods and services and their management




proxemics

the study of spatial distances between individuals in different cultures and situations




sociology

the study and classification of human societies




biosystematics, biosystematy

use of data (e.g. cytogenetic or biochemical) to assess taxonomic relations especially within an evolutionary framework




taxonomy

(biology) study of the general principles of scientific classification




computational linguistics

the use of computers for linguistic research and applications




dialect geography, linguistic geography

the study of the geographical distribution of linguistic features




etymology

the study of the sources and development of words




diachronic linguistics, diachrony, historical linguistics

the study of linguistic change




neurolinguistics

the branch of linguistics that studies the relation between language and the structure and function of the nervous system




pragmatics

the study of language use




semantics

the study of language meaning




sociolinguistics

the study of language in relation to its sociocultural context




structural linguistics, structuralism

linguistics defined as the analysis of formal structures in a text or discourse




synchronic linguistics

the study of a language without reference to its historical context




descriptive linguistics

a description (at a given point in time) of a language with respect to its phonology and morphology and syntax and semantics without value judgments




prescriptive linguistics

an account of how a language should be used instead of how it is actually used; a prescription for the `correct’ phonology and morphology and syntax and semantics








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