Qur'an is derived from the Arabic verb referring to read قرأ - Qur'an being something that is read or recited.
Science of Qur'an
The scholars of the science of Qur'an (uloom al-Qur'an) define it as follows:
Speech of God, revealed to the Prophet Muhammed (saw), worship when recited, compiled in the copy (mushaf) of Uthman confirmed via multide of chains without error (tawatur)
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