social engineering

noun

Definition of social engineering

  1. :  management of human beings in accordance with their place and function in society :  applied social science

social engineer

noun

1899

First Known Use of social engineering

1899


SOCIAL ENGINEERING Defined for English Language Learners

social engineering

noun

Definition of social engineering for English Language Learners

  • : the practice of making laws or using other methods to influence public opinion and solve social problems or improve social conditions

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