Definition of social science in English:

social science

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noun

[mass noun]
  • 1The scientific study of human society and social relationships.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

Derivatives

social scientist

noun
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  • 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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