(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. knowledge, skill, efficiency, technology.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [An organized body of knowledge]
Syn. classified information, department of learning, branch of knowledge, system of knowledge, body of fact; see also anthropology , archaeology , astronomy , biology , botany , chemistry , cybernetics , geography , geology , mathematics , medicine 3 , physics , physiology , psychology , social science , sociology , zoology for commonly recognized sciences.
2. [A highly developed skill]
Syn. craftsmanship, art, deftness; see ability 1 , 2 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
hard facts, physical laws, truths, body of knowledge, discipline. ''Trained and organized common sense.''—Thomas Huxley. ''A knowledge of matter.''—Fulton Sheen. ''Pearls strung on a cord of faith.''—Joshua Steinberg. ''Only the tools in a box.''— Frank Lloyd Wright.
agriculture: geoponics, agrology
air, moving objects through: aerodynamics
air: pneumatics
animal, prebirth development: embryology
animals: zoology
aviation: aeronautics
birds: ornithology
building design: architecture
caves: speleology
cells: cytology
chemicals, applied: chemical engineering
chemistry of life processes: biochemistry
civilization, uncovering facts about early: archeology
classification, plant and animal: taxonomy
climate: climatology
color: chromatology
crime: criminology
cycles, natural: chronobiology
earth: geology
earthquakes: seismology
earth’s moving plates: tectonics
energy and heat: thermodynamics
energy and matter: physics
epidemics: epidemiology
fish: ichthyology
fluids: hydraulics
fossils, animal: paleontology
heredity and genes: genetics
human beings: anthropology
human beings, extinct: paleoanthropology
gene manipulation: genetic engineering, eugenics
life processes: biology
lines, angles, planes, etc.: geometry
machinery: mechanics
mapping of terrain: topography, cartography
metals: metallurgy
monsters: teratology
motion: kinetics, dynamics
plants: botany
plants, ornamental: horticulture
population studies: demography
primitive societies: ethnography
societies and social behavior: sociology
sound: acoustics
space, study of: astronomy, astrophysics, cosmography, cosmology
time: chronometry, horology
water: hydrography
weather: meteorology
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun Known facts, ideas, and skill that have been imparted: education, erudition, instruction, knowledge, learning, scholarship. See KNOWLEDGE.

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