Definition of political science in English:

political science

Syllabification: po·lit·i·cal sci·ence

noun

The branch of knowledge that deals with systems of government; the analysis of political activity and behavior.
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  • Behaviouralists sought to make political science a true science, often through the use of statistics and quantitative analysis.
  • What is the behavioral persuasion in political science?
  • Major social sciences today are economics, political science, anthropology, and sociology.

Derivatives

political scientist

noun
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  • The show depicted realities of government rarely perceived by political scientists or journalists.
  • How many political scientists correctly predicted the end of the Cold War and its outcome?
  • But, more recently, other political scientists have begun to stress that the American system of government is not a presidency-centred system.

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