political science

noun

Definition of political science

  1. :  a social science concerned chiefly with the description and analysis of political and especially governmental institutions and processes

political scientist

noun

Examples of political science in a Sentence

  1. a degree in political science

First Known Use of political science

1606


POLITICAL SCIENCE Defined for English Language Learners

political science

noun

Definition of political science for English Language Learners

  • : the study of governments and how they work


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