Definition of social engineering in English:

social engineering

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[mass noun]
  • The application of sociological principles to specific social problems.
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    • This bill is a politically correct job of social engineering, and this Parliament should reject it.
    • The government must take on the onerous task of social engineering.
    • Our sense of shared identity ought not be driven by chauvinism, defensiveness or partisan social engineering.

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