social science - definition and synonyms

noun 

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singularsocial science
pluralsocial sciences
  1. [uncountable] the study of the way that people live in society
    1. a.
      [countable] one of the separate subjects that deal with the way societies are organized, for example history or sociology. These subjects are referred to as the social sciences.

derived word

social scientist

noun [countable]
singularsocial scientist
pluralsocial scientists