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Scientific areas of study

aerodynamics

noun

the science of how objects move through the air

aeronautics

noun

the science of making or flying airplanes

anatomy

noun

the scientific study of the physical structure of an animal or plant

astronomy

noun

the scientific study of the stars, planets, and other objects in the universe

astrophysics

noun

the scientific study of the physical and chemical structure of the stars, planets, and other objects in the universe

bacteriology

noun

the scientific study of bacteria

ballistics

noun

the scientific study of the movement of objects or weapons that are fired into the air

big science

noun

scientific research that is expensive because it needs a lot of equipment and workers and so is usually supported by large companies or by the government

biochemistry

noun

the study of chemical processes that occur in living things

biology

noun

the scientific study of living things

biophysics

noun

the scientific study of biological processes using the laws of physics

bioscience

noun

an area of scientific study that relates to living things, for example biology or biochemistry

botany

noun

the scientific study of plants

chaos theory

noun

the scientific study of complicated systems whose behavior is strongly affected by minor changes in conditions

chemistry

noun

the scientific study of the structure of substances and the way they react with other substances

chronology

noun

the science of discovering the dates and times of historical events

climatology

noun

the scientific study of climate

computational linguistics

noun

the study of language using computers

computer science

noun

the study of how computers work and what they can be used for

criminology

noun

the scientific study of crime and criminals

cryogenics

noun

the science that studies the effects of low temperatures, especially the possible use of low temperatures for preserving the bodies of dead people

dermatology

noun

the scientific study of skin diseases and the treatment of people who have them

dynamics

noun

the scientific study of movement

ecology

noun

the study of the environment and the way that plants, animals, and humans live together and affect each other

electronics

noun

the science and technology that uses or produces electronic equipment

entomology

noun

the scientific study of insects

geochemistry

noun

the scientific study of the chemical elements in the earth

geology

noun

the scientific study of the structure of the Earth, the way in which it was formed, and how it has changed over time

geophysics

noun

the scientific study of the physical processes and forces that affect the Earth

graphology

noun

the science of studying people’s handwriting in order to learn about their character

Informatics

noun

the study of the processes involved in collecting, organizing, and using computer information

information technology

noun

the study or use of computers and electronic systems for storing and using information. Information technology is often simply called IT.

information theory

noun

the scientific study of how information is communicated

inorganic chemistry

noun

the part of chemistry that deals with substances in which there is no carbon (=an element that is present in all living things)

kinetics

noun

the science that studies movements and the changes they cause

mechanical engineering

noun

the science or profession of studying, designing, or building machines

metallurgy

noun

the scientific study of metals and how they are used

meteorology

noun

the scientific study of weather

microbiology

noun

the science that deals with very small living things. Someone who studies microbiology is called a microbiologist.

microelectronics

noun

the science or industry that deals with designing very small electronic parts for computers and other equipment

mycology

noun

the study of mushrooms and other fungi

nuclear physics

noun

the scientific study of the nucleus (=central part) of atoms and how they react to various forces

oceanography

noun

the scientific study of the oceans. Someone who does this work is called an oceanographer.

optics

noun

the scientific study of sight and light

organic chemistry

noun

the scientific study of chemical compounds based on carbon

ornithology

noun

the scientific study of birds

petrology

noun

the scientific study of rocks

philology

noun

the scientific study of the history and development of languages or of a particular language

physical geography

noun

the type of geography that deals with things such as mountains and rivers, rather than political geography, which deals with things such as countries and towns

physiology

noun

the science that deals with the way that the bodies of living things operate

plate tectonics

noun

the study of the large layers of rock under the surface of the Earth, and how they were formed and move

psycholinguistics

noun

the scientific study of the way that the brain produces and deals with language

quantum mechanics

noun

the science that deals with the structure and behavior of the particles of an atom and the energy that they produce

robotics

noun

the science of designing and building robots

seismology

noun

the scientific study of earthquakes. A scientist who studies earthquakes is called a seismologist.

sexology

noun

the scientific study of people’s sexual behavior

statistics

noun

the science of using numbers to represent facts and describe situations

STEM

noun

science, technology, engineering and math: the sciences as educational subjects

telecommunications

noun

the science and technology of sending information by telephone, radio, or television

thermodynamics

noun

the science of the relationship between heat and other forms of energy

toxicology

noun

the study of poisonous substances

zoology

noun

the scientific study of animals

psycholinguistic

adjective

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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