• Question: hi do you know what is the oldest science word

    Asked by ninja squirtle to Andy, Diana, James, Mary, Wil on 9 Mar 2017.
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      Wilhelmiina Toivo answered on 9 Mar 2017:


      I think this would be a really difficult question to answer. How do you define which words are science words – do they have to be words that directly relate to scientific method, or can they be words that describe things science is studying? The word scientist itself was only invented in 1834 so that’s pretty late! 🙂

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