Definition of social science in English:

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social science



[mass noun]
1The scientific study of human society and social relationships.
Example sentences
  • Ives said any efforts to tackle the problems must be linked to human sciences such as anthropology, social science, and human geography.
  • However, in 1911 he gave up the idea of training for the priesthood and embarked on the study of philosophy, social science, and natural science.
  • All of this work had the same aim as his first study - to better human life through social science.
1.1 [count noun] A subject within the field of social science, such as economics or politics.
Example sentences
  • Major social sciences today are economics, political science, anthropology, and sociology.
  • Other social sciences such as Economics, Sociology, and Anthropology were demarcated in similar fashion.
  • Of all the social sciences, economics most closely resembles the natural sciences.


social scientist

Example sentences
  • Much of his work requires an interdisciplinary approach involving social scientists and researchers in various fields.
  • The family has been dissected and defended from as many points of view as there are articulate social scientists or imaginative writers.
  • Let the best comparative studies of our top social scientists expand our knowledge of what works best and why.
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