from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The study of human society and of individual relationships in and to society.
- n. A scholarly or scientific discipline that deals with such study, generally regarded as including sociology, psychology, anthropology, economics, political science, and history.
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- n. A branch of science that studies the society and human behavior in it, including anthropology, communication studies, criminology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, social studies, and sociology.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. the science of all that relates to the social condition, the relations and institutions which are involved in man's existence and his well-being as a member of an organized community; sociology. It concerns itself with questions of the public health, education, labor, punishment of crime, reformation of criminals, and the like.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the branch of science that studies society and the relationships of individual within a society
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