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social scientist


someone expert in the study of human society and its personal relationships


person noun (people)

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social science


social scientists

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Princeton WordNet


social science + -ist; see social, scientist.
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

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Collins Dictionary:

social scientist | social science

[sociology] a person who studies society and the relationship of individual ... | the study of society and of the relationship of individual members ... (23 of 372 words, 3 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)



social science | social scientist [noun, related]

a branch of science that deals with the institutions and functioning of ... | a science (as economics or political science) dealing with a particular ... (24 of 82 words, 2 definitions)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/social science

Macmillan British Dictionary:

social science | social scientist [singular] | social sciences [plural] | social scientists [plural]

[uncountable] the study of the way that people live in society ; [countable] one of the separate subjects that deal with the way societies are ... (25 of 72 words)


Oxford Dictionary:

social science | social scientist [derived]

the scientific study of human society and social relationships. | a subject within the field of social science, such as economics or politics. (22 of 61 words, 2 definitions)


New World Dictionary:

social science | social scientist [noun, related]

the study of people living together in groups, families, etc., and their customs, activities, etc. | any of several fields of study, as economics, ... (23 of 44 words, 2 definitions)


American Heritage Dictionary:

social science | social scientist [noun, related]

The study of human society and of individual relationships in and to society. | A scholarly or scientific discipline that deals with such study, ... (23 of 41 words, 2 definitions)



social scientist | social scientists [plural]

A scientist who specializes in a social science such as psychology, economics, or political science. (15 of 16 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/social scientist



one engaging in a systematic activity to acquire knowledge. In a more restricted sense, a scientist is an individual who uses the scientific method. The person may be an expert in one or more areas of science. This article focuses on the more... (43 of 3504 words, 11 images)


Scientist (disambiguation)

a person engaged in science. Scientist may also refer to: The Scientist, a scientific journal about biology | The Scientists, an Australian post-punk band | Scientist (musician), Jamaican dub musician | "The Scientist" (song), a single by Coldplay | ... (35 of 96 words, 5 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Scientist (disambiguation)

Cambridge Dictionary:


an expert who studies or works in one of the sciences (11 of 18 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)


Random House Dictionary:


an expert in science, especially one of the physical or natural sciences. (12 of 17 words, pronunciation)


Britannica Encyclopedia:

social science

any discipline or branch of science that deals with human behaviour in its social and cultural aspects. The social sciences include cultural ... (22 of 1063 words, 1 image)


Columbia Encyclopedia:

social science | social sciences

term for any or all of the branches of study that deal with humans in their social relations. Often these studies are referred to in the plural as the ... (29 of 223 words)


Encarta Dictionary:

social science | social sciences [plural] | social scientist [noun, derived]

the study of people in society and how they relate to one another and to the group to which they belong | a discipline that studies a specific area of ... (29 of 62 words, 2 definitions)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861709587​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference


social scientist | social scientists [plural]

Origin: social science + -ist; see social, scientist.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/social scientist

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