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 Dictionary entry overview: What does social science mean? 

  The noun SOCIAL SCIENCE has 1 sense:

1. the branch of science that studies society and the relationships of individual within a society

  Familiarity information: SOCIAL SCIENCE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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The branch of science that studies society and the relationships of individual within a society

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("social science" is a kind of...):

science; scientific discipline (a particular branch of scientific knowledge)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "social science"):

civics (the social science of municipal affairs)

anthropology (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)

proxemics (the study of spatial distances between individuals in different cultures and situations)

sociology (the study and classification of human societies)

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