the book listing the names, addresses, clubs, etc., of the principal members of fashionable society in a given city or area.
- Social robot
noun a type of robot that has a body, can sense its environment and respond to it, has some understanding of social beings Examples An MIT team built a social robot.
- Social scale
noun See social ladder
noun 1. the study of society and social behavior. 2. a science or field of study, as history, economics, etc., dealing with an aspect of society or forms of social activity. social science noun 1. the study of society and of the relationship of individual members within society, including economics, history, political science, psychology, anthropology, […]
- Social science number
(IBM) A statistic that is content-free, or nearly so. A measure derived via methods of questionable validity from data of a dubious and vague nature. Predictively, having a social science number in hand is seldom much better than nothing, and can be considerably worse. Management loves them. See also numbers, math-out, pretty pictures. (1994-11-04)