social science

noun

Definition of social science

  1. 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. 2 :  a science (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.

Circa 1770

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


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social science

noun

Medical Definition of social science

  1. 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. 2:  a science (as anthropology or social psychology) dealing with a particular phase or aspect of human society


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