What is the difference between knowledge and science?

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In context|countable|lang=en terms the difference between knowledge and science

is that knowledge is (countable) something that can be known; a branch of learning; a piece of information; a science while science is (countable) a particular discipline or branch of learning, especially one dealing with measurable or systematic principles rather than intuition or natural ability.

As nouns the difference between knowledge and science

is that knowledge is (obsolete) acknowledgement while science is (countable) a particular discipline or branch of learning, especially one dealing with measurable or systematic principles rather than intuition or natural ability or science can be (scion).

As verbs the difference between knowledge and science

is that knowledge is (obsolete) to confess as true; to acknowledge while science is to cause to become versed in science; to make skilled; to instruct.

knowledge

Alternative forms

* (obsolete) knolege, knowlage, knowleche, knowledg, knowlege, knowliche, knowlych, knowlech * knaulege, knaulage, knawlage * knoleche, knoleige, knowlache, knolych * knawlache

Noun

(en-noun)
  • (obsolete) Acknowledgement.
  • The fact of knowing about something; general understanding or familiarity with a subject, place, situation etc.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= The machine of a new soul , passage=The yawning gap in neuroscientists’ understanding of their topic is in the intermediate scale of the brain’s anatomy. Science has a passable knowledge of how individual nerve cells, known as neurons, work. It also knows which visible lobes and ganglia of the brain do what. But how the neurons are organised in these lobes and ganglia remains obscure.}}
  • Awareness of a particular fact or situation; a state of having been informed or made aware of something.
  • * 1813 , (Jane Austen), (Pride and Prejudice) :
  • He had always intended to visit him, though to the last always assuring his wife that he should not go; and till the evening after the visit was paid she had no knowledge of it.
  • Intellectual understanding; the state of appreciating truth or information.
  • Familiarity or understanding of a particular skill, branch of learning etc.
  • * 1573 , George Gascoigne, "The Adventures of Master F.J.", An Anthology of Elizabethan Prose Fiction :
  • Every time that he had knowledge of her he would leave, either in the bed, or in her cushion-cloth, or by her looking-glass, or in some place where she must needs find it, a piece of money.
  • (obsolete) Information or intelligence about something; notice.
  • * 1580 , Edward Hayes, "Sir Humphrey Gilbert's Voyage to Newfoundland", Voyages and Travels Ancient and Modern , ed. Charles W Eliot, Cosimo 2005, p. 280:
  • Item, if any ship be in danger, every man to bear towards her, answering her with one light for a short time, and so to put it out again; thereby to give knowledge that they have seen her token.
  • The total of what is known; all information and products of learning.
  • (countable) Something that can be known; a branch of learning; a piece of information; a science.
  • *, II.12:
  • *:he weakened his braines much, as all men doe, who over nicely and greedily will search out those knowledges , which hang not for their mowing, nor pertaine unto them.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • There is a great difference in the delivery of the mathematics, which are the most abstracted of knowledges .
  • (obsolete) Notice, awareness.
  • * 1611 , The Bible, Authorized Version, Ruth II.10:
  • Then she fell on her face, and bowed herself to the ground, and said unto him, Why have I found grace in thine eyes, that thou shouldest take knowledge of me, seeing I am a stranger?
  • (UK, informal) The deep familiarity with certain routes and places of interest required by taxicab drivers working in London, England.
  • * Malcolm Bobbitt, Taxi! - The Story of the London Cab
  • There is only one sure way to memorise the runs and that is to follow them, either on foot, cycle or motor cycle; hence, the familiar sight of would-be cabbies learning the knowledge during evenings and weekends.

    Quotations

    * 1996 , Jan Jindy Pettman, Worlding Women: A feminist international politics , pages ix-x: *: There are by now many feminisms (Tong, 1989; Humm, 1992)..

    Usage notes

    * Adjectives often used with “knowledge”: extensive, deep, superficial, theoretical, practical, useful, working, encyclopedic, public, private, scientific, tacit, explicit, general, specialized, special, broad, declarative, procedural, innate, etc.

    Derived terms

    (terms derived from knowledge) * acknowledge * background knowledge * carnal knowledge * common knowledge * foreknowledge * general knowledge * interknowledge * knowledgeable or knowledgable * knowledge base * knowledge domain * knowledge engineer * knowledge is power * knowledge management * knowledge worker * metaknowledge * prior knowledge * protoknowledge * public knowledge * scientific knowledge * self-knowledge * sphere of knowledge * theory of knowledge * traditional knowledge * tree of knowledge * working knowledge * zero-knowledge proof

    Synonyms

    * awareness * cognizance * * knowingness * learning

    Antonyms

    * ignorance

    Verb

  • (obsolete) To confess as true; to acknowledge.
  • * 1526 , Bible , tr. William Tyndale, Matthew 3:
  • Then went oute to hym Jerusalem, and all Jury, and all the region rounde aboute Jordan, and were baptised of hym in Jordan, knoledging their synnes.

    See also

    * data * erudition * information * know-how * perception * wisdom

    Statistics

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    science

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) science, from (etyl) .

    Noun

  • (countable) A particular discipline or branch of learning, especially one dealing with measurable or systematic principles rather than intuition or natural ability.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Boundary problems , passage=Economics is a messy discipline: too fluid to be a science , too rigorous to be an art. Perhaps it is fitting that economists’ most-used metric, gross domestic product (GDP), is a tangle too. GDP measures the total value of output in an economic territory. Its apparent simplicity explains why it is scrutinised down to tenths of a percentage point every month.}}
  • (uncountable, archaic) Knowledge gained through study or practice; mastery of a particular discipline or area.
  • * , III.i:
  • For by his mightie Science he had seene / The secret vertue of that weapon keene [...].
  • * Hammond
  • If we conceive God's or science', before the creation, to be extended to all and every part of the world, seeing everything as it is, his ' science or sight from all eternity lays no necessity on anything to come to pass.
  • * (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)
  • Shakespeare's deep and accurate science in mental philosophy
  • * 1611 , (King James Version of the Bible), 6:20-21
  • O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding vain and profane babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.
  • (uncountable) The collective discipline of study or learning acquired through the scientific method; the sum of knowledge gained from such methods and discipline.
  • * 1951 January 1, (Albert Einstein), letter to Maurice Solovine, as published in Letters to Solovine (1993)
  • I have found no better expression than "religious" for confidence in the rational nature of realityWhenever this feeling is absent, science degenerates into uninspired empiricism.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2012-01, author=Philip E. Mirowski, volume=100, issue=1, page=87, magazine=(American Scientist)
  • , title= Harms to Health from the Pursuit of Profits , passage=In an era when political leaders promise deliverance from decline through America’s purported preeminence in scientific research, the news that science is in deep trouble in the United States has been as unwelcome as a diagnosis of leukemia following the loss of health insurance.}}
  • (uncountable) Knowledge derived from scientific disciplines, scientific method, or any systematic effort.
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  • (uncountable) The scientific community.
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  • Coordinate terms
    * art
    Derived terms
    * applied science * behavioral science * blind with science * computer science * dismal science * down to a science * earth science * exact science * fundamental science * hard science * information science * library science * life science * marine science * natural science * pseudoscience * pure science * science fiction * scientific * scientifically * scientist * social science * soft science * superscience * agriscience * antiscience * archival science * Bachelor of Science * bionanoscience * bioscience * cognitive science * computer science * computer-science * crank science * creation science * cyberscience * dismal science * down to a science * earth science * environmental science * ethnoscience * forensic science * formal science * geographic information science * geoscience * geroscience * glycoscience * hard science * Hollywood science * information science * junk science * Letters and Science * library and information science * library science * life science * Master of Science * McScience * multiscience * nanoscience * natural science * neuroscience * nonscience * non-science * omniscience * palaeoscience * philosophy of science * photoscience * physical science * planetary science * political science * pop-science * popular science * proscience * protoscience * pseudoscience * pseudo-science * rocket science * science centre * science fair * science fiction * science room * scienceless * sciencelike * social science * social-science * soil science * space science * sweet science * systems science * technoscience * unscience
    See also
    * engineering * technology

    Verb

    (scienc)
  • To cause to become versed in science; to make skilled; to instruct.
  • (Francis)

    Etymology 2

    See (scion).