vetenskap

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to Dutch wetenschap, German Wissenschaft. Apparently borrowed From Middle Low German wetenschop, together with Norwegian vitenskap, Danish videnskab.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

vetenskap c

  1. science, scholarly knowledge, scholarship (collective discipline of learning acquired through any scholarly method; totality of knowledge)
  2. any academic discipline; in general, the sciences and humanities taken as a whole

Usage notes[edit]

Vetenskap has a much broader meaning than the English word science. While science refers to systematically acquired, objective knowledge obtained through a particular methodology (such as the scientific method), and includes only natural sciences, social sciences, and formal sciences; vetenskap also includes the humanities and philosophy and refers to learning and knowledge in general, whether obtained through scientific or non-scientific means. For example, writing a scholarly book about an author's life and works is vetenskap but not "science" in the English sense.

Declension[edit]

Declension of vetenskap 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative vetenskap vetenskapen vetenskaper vetenskaperna
Genitive vetenskaps vetenskapens vetenskapers vetenskapernas

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