social science

noun

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 (such as economics or political science) dealing with a particular phase or aspect of human society

social scientist

noun

Examples of social science in a Sentence

  1. Economics is a social science.

First Known Use of social science

circa 1770


SOCIAL SCIENCE Defined for English Language Learners

social science

noun

Definition of social science for English Language Learners

  • : the study of human society

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


Medical Dictionary

social science

noun

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

Learn More about social science


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up social science? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

serious difficulty or misfortune

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one-green-toy-robot-amidst-many-red-toy-robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!