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applied science

n. The application of science to immediate, real-life problems.

applied science

n. the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems; "he had trouble deciding which branch of engineering to study" [syn: engineering, engineering science, technology]

Applied science

Applied science is a discipline of science that applies existing scientific knowledge to develop more practical applications, like technology or inventions.

Within natural science, disciplines that are basic science, also called pure science, develop information to predict and perhaps explain—thus somehow understand—phenomena in the natural world. Applied science applies science to real world practice. This includes a broad range of science fields from Engineering to Child Care.

Applied science can also apply formal science, such as statistics and probability theory, as in epidemiology. Genetic epidemiology is an applied science applying both biological and statistical methods.

Usage examples of "applied science".

Not the big theoretical stuff, of course, but the applied science which furthered the half-hidden theory.

Its whole spirit is scientific, but that of an applied science, like engineering.

War is an applied science, with well-defined principles tested in history.