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17:10 Feb 14, 2006
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Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Science (general)
Dutch term or phrase: exacte wetenschappen
Volgens VanDale is dit 'exact sciences' maar de universiteit van Amsterdam noemt het gewoon 'sciences' en 'exact sciences' is zeker niet gangbaar in het VK. Hoe valt dit best te vertalen?
Anne Lee
United Kingdom
Local time: 22:29
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Summary of answers provided
3 +6exact sciences
rainerc
4 +2Exact Sciences
Robert Haslach
4 +2sciences
Tina Vonhof
5 +1natural sciences
Kate Hudson
4 +1science, engineering and technology
Chris Hopley
4physical sciencesCI95


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3 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
natural sciences


Explanation:
I think this is what you're looking for as opposed to social sciences

Kate Hudson
Netherlands
Local time: 23:29
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Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 8

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  rainerc: this is only one of the exact sciences
4 mins

disagree  Robert Haslach: I don't that is quite it - although natural sciences include the exact sciences
4 mins

agree  CI95
1 hr

agree  Jack den Haan: At least in the UK context. Concise Oxf.Dict. natural science=the sciences used in the study of the physical world, e.g. physics, chemistry, geology, biology, botany. Note however that math. "een exacte wetensch. bij uitstek" [JdH] is not included!!
2 hrs
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6 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +6
exact sciences


Explanation:
Is perfectly ok.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exact_science

rainerc
Local time: 23:29
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Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Francina
15 mins

agree  Dennis Seine
31 mins

agree  xxxjarry
59 mins

agree  CI95
1 hr

agree  Jack den Haan: Yep, but IMHO only in a US context.
3 hrs

agree  xxxLouisV
6 hrs
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2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
sciences


Explanation:
Gewoon 'science' of 'the sciences' wordt meestal gebruikt om (alleen) de exacte wetenschappen aan te geven. Denk b.v. aan de combinatie 'science and technology'.

Verder wordt soms de tegenstelling 'hard sciences' vs 'soft sciences' gebruikt. Maar 'exact sciences' is niet algemeen gebruikelijk, althans niet in Noord America.

Tina Vonhof
Canada
Local time: 15:29
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  CI95: yes, or arts and sciences. But I wouldn't use it if it's in contrast to social sciences.
33 mins

agree  Chris Hopley: Yes, I agree: 'science' = 'exacte wetenschappen', 'wetenschap' = 'academia', 'learning'; 'wetenschappelijk onderwijs' = 'academic, university education' (en NIET 'scientific education').
1 day13 hrs
  -> Thanks Chris, good examples.
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
physical sciences


Explanation:
Physical sciences

Agriculture & Forestry | Biosciences | Chemistry | Computer science & IT | Environmental Sciences | Mathematics | Physics


http://education.guardian.co.uk/universityguide/0,10085,4882...

natural science n. A science, such as biology, chemistry, or physics, that deals
with the objects, phenomena, or laws of nature and the physical world.

www.answers.com/topic/natural-science


Just in case you're not happy with the other terms both of which I think are also possible. My experience is that natural, exact and physical are all used to refer to disciplines other than the social sciences, arts and humanities but regardless of the term used we have in mind subjects that satisfy Robert's definition.




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Note added at 3 hrs (2006-02-14 20:45:22 GMT)
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The School of the Physical Sciences shall comprise the Faculties of Earth Sciences and Geography, Mathematics, and Physics and Chemistry…

http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/univ/so/so_ch08.pdf


CI95
Local time: 23:29
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Jack den Haan: IMHO mathematics is anything but a physical science.... // Well, if they think about that in Cambridge, who am I to disgree ;-)
1 hr
  -> strictly speaking, you're correct, but it often gets lumped in there. See, for instance, my additional note on Cambridge University.
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1 day16 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
science, engineering and technology


Explanation:
I was privy to some additional context [career choices], so this answer is 'not for points'...

In the context of school and careers, 'de exacte wetenschappen' are often referred to as 'SET', i.e. 'science, engineering and technology'. E.g.:

-> "If employers in science, engineering and technology (SET) hope to increase the number of high achieving young women keen to enter science it is clear they will now have to work on the "supply" side of the employment equation and set about reshaping attitudes of girls and young women towards careers in SET."
http://info.lboro.ac.uk/orgs/opp2000/chap1.htm


Chris Hopley
Netherlands
Local time: 23:29
Native speaker of: English

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Tina Vonhof: Very appropriate in this context.
7 hrs
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7 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
Exact Sciences


Explanation:
Here is the US the exact sciences are those whose findings may be measured and quantified and then tested: mathematics, physics, chemistry, etc. And the inexact sciences - known as also the 'soft sciences' - work in phenomena and measurements than cannot be replicated exactly: sociology and psychology are two.

I suspect that the University has taken its term from the English.

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Note added at 1 day19 hrs (2006-02-16 13:06:51 GMT)
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In England of the 17th the Natural Sciences included three branches: biology, physics, and geology. Natural Philosophy was the term for what we now call Science: the study of nature in all its aspects. Newton's book was entitled (in English translation, of course) Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy. In 1812, The Academy of Natural Sciences was established in Philadelphia USA, "for the encouragement and cultivation of the sciences, and the advancement of useful learning." It engaged in the pursuit of biological studies, primarily, encompassing all living things. It also studied topography and geology.

Robert Haslach
Local time: 17:29
Native speaker of: English

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  CI95
1 hr

agree  Jack den Haan: Yep, but IMHO only in a US context.
2 hrs
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