political science

noun
|Updated on: 7 Jul 2018

Definition of political science

: 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

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  • : the study of governments and how they work


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