Definition of material science in US English:

material science

noun

  • 1The science of the material world; natural science, physical science.

  • 2= materials science.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Whewell (1794–1866), college head and writer on the history and philosophy of science. In sense 1 from material + science.

Pronunciation

material science

/məˌtɪərɪəl ˈsʌɪəns/