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popular science (uncountable)

  1. An interpretation of science intended for a general audience, rather than for other scientists or students
  2. (attributive) Of, or having to do with science, but aimed at ordinary people as opposed to scientists; intended for general consumption.
    It was published in a popular science magazine.
    • 2016, Begoña Bellés-Fortuño, “Popular Science Articles vs. Scientific Articles: a Tool for Medical Education”, in Pilar Ordóñez-López, Nuria Edo-Marzá, editors, Medical Discourse in Professional, Academic and Popular Settings, Bristol: Multilingual Matters, →ISBN, pages 55–78:
      During the 19th century the need to make science more accessible to the public resulted in the emergence of a new type of written genre, the popular science article.