nonscience

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non- +‎ science

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nonscience (plural nonsciences)

  1. (usually uncountable) That which is not science, or a specific non-scientific field
    • 2002, Shelby D. Hunt & Dennis B. Arnett, “Philosophical-Methodological Foundations”, in Earl & Kemp editors, The Elgar Companion to Consumer Research and Economic Psychology[1], ISBN 1843760606, page 441:
      Relativists maintain that there are no fundamental differences between sciences and nonsciences.
  2. A body, set, or system of information, methods, beliefs, and hypotheses (such as astrology or chiromancy) that does not use the scientific method as a basis for observation, or development of a theory.

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