the study of society and social behavior.
a science or field of study, as history, economics, etc., dealing with an aspect of society or forms of social activity.
the study of society and of the relationship of individual members within society, including economics, history, political science, psychology, anthropology, and sociology
any of these subjects studied individually
Any of various disciplines that study human society and social relationships, including sociology, psychology, anthropology, economics, political science, and history.
social science definition
The study of how groups of people behave, often in an effort to predict how they will behave in the future. The social sciences include economics, anthropology, sociology, political science, and aspects of psychology and history.
- 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)
- Social search
noun a type of Internet search based on gleaning input and preferences from the communities with which the searcher is associated Examples Social search recognizes that someone seeking “Mexican restaurants,” for instance, would arguably be better served by results reflecting preferences of people in the same neighborhood. Word Origin 1998 Usage Note computing
noun 1. a personal secretary employed to make social appointments and handle personal correspondence. social secretary noun 1. a member of an organization who arranges its social events 2. a personal secretary who deals with private correspondence, etc
noun 1. (usually initial capital letters) a program of old-age, unemployment, health, disability, and survivors insurance maintained by the U.S. federal government through compulsory payments by specific employer and employee groups. 2. the theory or practice of providing economic security and social welfare for the individual through government programs maintained by moneys from public taxation. […]