social science

/ˈsoʊʃəl ˌsaɪəns/

/ˈsəʊʃəl ˈsaɪɛns/

Other forms: social sciences

Definitions of social science
  1. noun
    the branch of science that studies society and the relationships of individual within a society
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    the social science of municipal affairs
    the social science that studies the origins and social relationships of human beings
    government, political science, politics
    the study of government of states and other political units
    domestic science, home ec, home economics, household arts
    theory and practice of homemaking
    economic science, economics, political economy
    the branch of social science that deals with the production and distribution and consumption of goods and services and their management
    the study of spatial distances between individuals in different cultures and situations
    the study and classification of human societies
    archaeology, archeology
    the branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures
    descriptive anthropology, ethnography
    the branch of anthropology that provides scientific description of individual human societies
    the branch of anthropology that deals with the division of humankind into races and with their origins and distribution and distinctive characteristics
    physical anthropology
    the branch of anthropology dealing with the genesis and variation of human beings
    cultural anthropology, social anthropology
    the branch of anthropology that deals with human culture and society
    the study of the effects of economic geography on the powers of the state
    practical politics, realpolitik
    politics based on practical rather than moral or ideological considerations
    the application of mathematics and statistics to the study of economic and financial data
    the branch of economics that studies the management of money and other assets
    the branch of economics that studies the overall working of a national economy
    the branch of economics that studies the economy of consumers or households or individual firms
    supply-side economics
    the school of economic theory that stresses the costs of production as a means of stimulating the economy; advocates policies that raise capital and labor output by increasing the incentive to produce
    the scientific study of crime and criminal behavior and law enforcement
    demography, human ecology
    the branch of sociology that studies the characteristics of human populations
    the branch of sociology that studies election trends (as by opinion polls)
    the quantitative study of social relationships
    type of:
    science, scientific discipline
    a particular branch of scientific knowledge
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