Definition of Big science

1. Noun. Scientific research that requires massive capital investment but is expected to yield very significant results.

Lexicographical Neighbors of Big Science

big money
big mouth
big mouths
big old
big ole
big one
big ones
big phat
big picture
big rig
big sagebrush
big school
big science (current term)
big screen
big shagbark
big shellbark
big shellbark hickory
big shot
big sister
big sisters
big slick
big spender
big stick
big tent
big time
big tobacco
big toe

Literary usage of Big science

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Changing Modes: New Knowledge Production and Its Implications for Higher by Andre Kraak (2000)
"However, the phenomenon of big science, in terms of organisation, ... The aspect of costs and investments can be put up front: 'big science means big ..."

2. Science, Technology, and Innovation in Chile by James C. Mullin (2000)
"... invest in modern infrastructure and are sensitive to the needs of researchers in this regard Major facilities for big science — the observatories Chile ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"The policy decisions discussed in detail concern mainly government schemes for the promotion of applied research and subsidies for very "big" science, ..."

4. Making Things Better: Competing in Manufacturing (1993)
"It has been described as big science deployed to meet big problems,1 and as mission-oriented rather than diffusion-oriented.2 With few exceptions (the most ..."

5. Policy Implications of International Graduate Students and Postdoctoral by National Research Council (U. S.), National Academies Press (U.S.) (2005)
"A familiar, if only occasional, overlap between scientific and foreign policy has been seen in the realm of “big science” such as the multinational particle ..."

6. Science, Technology, and American Diplomacy (1995) by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"In big science, the Japanese are concerned about the future of the ITER and the Space Station, and likely to be conservative about new big science projects ..."

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