Meaning of “hard science” in the English Dictionary

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"hard science" in British English

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hard sciencenoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˌhɑːd ˈsaɪəns/ us /ˌhɑːrd ˈsaɪəns/

science, or a branch of science, in which facts and theories can be firmly and exactly measured, tested, or proved

(Definition of “hard science” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)