List of Science Abbreviations

The study of science is a quest for knowledge, often as opposed to intuition, belief, etc. It is, in fact, systematised knowledge derived from observation, study and experimentation carried on in order to determine the nature or principles of what is being studied. There are many branches of science, each concerned with a different branch of science are as given below:

  • Acoustics: The study of sound (or the science of sound).
  • Aerodynamics: The branch of mechanics that deals with the motion of air and other gases.
  • Aeronautics: The science or art of flight.
  • Aeronomy: The study of the Earth’s upper atmosphere, including its composition, density, temperature, and chemical reactions, as recorded by sounding rockets and earth satellites.
  • Aerostatics: The branch of statics that deals with gases in equilibrium and with gases and bodies in them.
  • Agrobiology: The science of plant life and plant nutrition.
  • Agronomy: The science of soil management and the production of field crops.
  • Agrostology: The study of grasses.
  • Alchemy: Chemistry in ancient times.
  • Anatomy: The science dealing with the structure of animals, plants or human body.
  • Anthropology: The science that deals with the origin as well as the physical and cultural developments of mankind.
  • Arboriculture: Cultivation of trees and vegetables.
  • Archaeology: The study of antiquities.
  • Astrochemistry: The study of interstellar matter with a view to knowing the origin of the Universe.
  • Astrology: The ancient art (now mostly termed a pseudo-science) of predicting the course of human destinies with the help of indications deduced from the position and movement of the heavenly bodies.
  • Astronautics: The science involved in space travel.
  • Astronomy: The study of the heavenly bodies.
  • Astrophysics:The branch of astronomy concerned with the physical nature of heavenly bodies.
  • Autoecology : The study of the ecology of species.
  • Bacteriology: The study of bacteria.
  • Biochemistry: The study of chemical processes of living things.
  • Bioclimatology : The study of the effects of climate upon living organisms.
  • Bioinformatics: The creation and maintenance of the databases of biological information by the usage of advanced computing systems.
  • Biology: The study of living things, of both flora and fauna.
  • Biomechanics: The study of the mechanical laws relating to the movement or structure of living organisms.
  • Biometeorology: The study of the effects of atmospheric conditions on living organisms.
  • Biometry:The application of mathematics to die study of living things.
  • Bionics: The study of functions, characteristics and phenomena observed in the living world and the application of this knowledge to the world of machines.
  • Bionomics: The study of the relation of an organism to its environments.
  • Bionomy: The science of the laws of life.
  • Biophysics: The physics of vital processes (living things).
  • Biotechnology: The use of living organisms or other biological systems in the manufacture of drugs or other products or for environmental management.
  • Botany: The study of plants.
  • Ceramics: The art and technology of making objects from clay, etc. (pottery).
  • Chemistry: The study of elements and their laws of combination and behaviour.
  • Ecology: The study of the relation of animals and plants to their surroundings, animate and inanimate.
  • Electronics : The study of the development, behaviour and applications of electronic devices and circuits.
  • Electrostatics : The study of static electricity.
  • Embryology:The study of the development of embryos.
  • Entomology: The study of insects.
  • Epidemiology: The branch of medicine dealing with epidemic diseases.
  • Ethnography:A branch of anthropology dealing with the scientific description of individual cultures.
  • Ethnology:A branch of anthropology that deals with the origin, distribution and distinguishing characteristics of the races of mankind.
  • Ethology: The study of animal behaviour.
  • Eugenics:The study of the production of better offspring by the careful selection of parents.
  • Fractography : The study of fractures in metal surfaces.
  • Genealogy: The study of family origins and history. It includes the compilation of lists of ancestors and arranging them in pedigree charts.
  • Geneacology: The study of the genetical composition of plant population in relation to their habitats.
  • Genesiology:The science of generation.
  • Genetics: The branch of biology dealing with the phenomena of heredity and the laws governing it.
  • Geobiology:The biology of terrestrial life.
  • Geobotany: The branch of botany dealing with all aspects of relations between plants and the earth’s surface.
  • Geochemistry: The study of the chemical composition of the earth’s crust and the changes which take place within it.
  • Geodesy: Methods of surveying the earth for making maps and correlating geological, gravitational and magnetic measurements. It is a branch of geo-physics.
  • Geography: The development of the science of the earth’s surface, physical features, climate, population, etc.
  • Geology: The science that deals with the physical history of the earth.
  • Geomedicine: The branch of medicine dealing with the influence of climate and environmental conditions on health.
  • Geomorphology: The study of the characteristics, origin and development of land forms.
  • Geophysics: The physics of the earth.
  • Gerontology: The study of old age, its phenomena, diseases, etc.
  • Glaciology: The study of ice and the action of ice in all its forms
  • Gynaecology : The study of diseases of women’s reproductive organs.
  • Histology: The study of tissues.
  • Horticulture: The cultivation of flowers, fruits, vegetables and ornamental plants.
  • Hydrodynamics: The mathematical study of the forces, energy and pressure of the liquid in motion.
  • Hydrography: The science of water measurements of the earth with special reference to their use for navigation.
  • Hydrology: The study of water with reference to its occurrence and properties in the hydrosphere and atmosphere.
  • Hydrometallurgy: The process of extracting metals at ordinary temperature by bleaching ore with liquids.
  • Hydrometeorology: The study of the occurrence, movement and changes in the state of water in the atmosphere.
  • Hydropathy: The treatment of disease by the internal and external use of water.
  • Hydroponics: The cultivation of plants by placing the roots in liquid nutrient solutions rather than in soil.
  • Hydrostatics: The mathematical study of forces and pressures in liquids.
  • Hygiene: The science of health and its preservation.
  • Limnology : The study of lakes.
  • Lithology : A systematic study of rocks.
  • Mammography: Radiography of the mammary glands.
  • Metallography: The study of the crystalline structures of metals and alloys.
  • Metallurgy:The process of extracting metals from their ores.
  • Meteorology: The science of the atmosphere and its phenomena.
  • Metrology: The scientific study of weights and measures.
  • Microbiology7: The study of minute living organisms, including bacteria, moulds and pathogenic protozoa.
  • Molecular Biology: The study of die structure of the molecules which are of importance in biology.
  • Morphology: The science of organic forms and structures.
  • Mycology: The study of fungi and fungus diseases.
  • Nanotechnology: The technology that is based on the scale of nanometres (10’9m).
  • Neurology: The study of the nervous system, its functions and disorders.
  • Neuropathology: The study of diseases of the nervous system.
  • Nosology : The branch of medicine that deals with the classification of diseases.
  • Numerology: The study of numbers. The study of the date and year of one’s birth and their influence on one’s future life.

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