social science


social science

noun

: the study of human society

: a particular area of study that relates to human behavior and society

Full Definition of SOCIAL SCIENCE

1
:  a branch of science that deals with the institutions and functioning of human society and with the interpersonal relationships of individuals as members of society
2
:  a science (as economics or political science) dealing with a particular phase or aspect of human society
social scientist noun

Examples of SOCIAL SCIENCE

  1. Economics is a social science.

First Known Use of SOCIAL SCIENCE

1772

Other Sociology Terms

bourgeois, ethos, eugenics, exurb, incommunicado, intelligentsia, megalopolis, metrosexual, mores, subculture

social science

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SOCIAL SCIENCE

1
: a branch of science that deals with the institutions and functioning of human society and with the interpersonal relationships of individuals as members of society
2
: a science (as anthropology or social psychology) dealing with a particular phase or aspect of human society

social science

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any discipline or branch of science that deals with the sociocultural aspects of human behaviour. The social sciences generally include cultural anthropology, economics, political science, sociology, criminology, and social psychology. Comparative law and comparative religion (the comparative study of the legal systems and religions of different nations and cultures) are also sometimes regarded as social sciences.

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