from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The study of human society and of individual relationships in and to society.
- noun 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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- noun A branch of
sciencethat studies the societyand human behavior in it, including anthropology, communication studies, criminology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, social studies, and sociology.
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- noun the branch of science that studies society and the relationships of individual within a society
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