political science

noun

: 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

a degree in political science
Recent Examples on the Web Keith Smith, an associate professor of political science at the University of the Pacific, said the benefit of the entire delegation working together would be immeasurable, but it’s been tough for California, a state that is geographically, demographically and ideologically diverse. Sarah D. Wire, Los Angeles Times, 6 May 2024 Abigail Beck, a junior majoring in journalism and minoring in political science at Arizona State University, is the eighth recipient of the Don Bolles/Arizona Republic News 21 Fellowship. Perry Vandell, The Arizona Republic, 5 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for political science 

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Word History

First Known Use

1606, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of political science was in 1606

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“Political science.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/political%20science. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

political science

noun
: the study of government and politics
political scientist noun

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