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Sciences

Sciences In Sansksrit the world vidyA means: f. knowledge (cf. {kAla-jAta-v-}) , science , learning , scholarship , philosophy RV. &c. In the Indian system there are sometimes 4, 5, 14, 16, 33 or 64 vidyas. Vidyas are sometimes translated as sciences sometimes as arts. One could call them divisions of knowledge. One could call them knowledges.
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