protoscience etymology

English word protoscience comes from English science, English proto-

Detailed word origin of protoscience

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
science English (eng) (transitive, colloquial, humorous) To use science to solve a problem.. (transitive, dated) To cause to become versed in science; to make skilled; to instruct. (countable) A particular discipline or branch of learning, especially one dealing with measurable or systematic principles rather than intuition or natural ability. [from 14th c.]. (now, only, _, theology) The fact of knowing [...]
proto- English (eng) (chemistry) Relating to protons and/or positive charge.. (linguistics, genetics) most recent common ancestor (often hypothetical) of. First.
protoscience English (eng) A field of study at the initial phase of the scientific method, involving information gathering and hypothesis formulation, but is not yet falsifiable, or if it is, its predictions have not yet been observed.. An unscientific field of study which later becomes a science (e.g. astrology becoming astronomy and alchemy becoming chemistry).

Words with the same origin as protoscience

Descendants of science
Descendants of proto-
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