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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the branch of science that studies society and the relationships of individual within a society;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Social \So"cial\, a. [L. socialis, from socius a companion; akin to sequi to follow: cf. F. social. See Sue to follow.] 1. Of or pertaining to society; relating to men living in society, or to the public as an aggregate body; as, social interest or concerns; social pleasure; social benefits; social happiness; social duties. "Social phenomena." --J. S. Mill. [1913 Webster] 2. Ready or disposed to mix in friendly converse; companionable; sociable; as, a social person. [1913 Webster] 3. Consisting in union or mutual intercourse. [1913 Webster] Best with thyself accompanied, seek'st not Social communication. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 4. (Bot.) Naturally growing in groups or masses; -- said of many individual plants of the same species. [1913 Webster] 5. (Zool.) (a) Living in communities consisting of males, females, and neuters, as do ants and most bees. (b) Forming compound groups or colonies by budding from basal processes or stolons; as, the social ascidians. [1913 Webster] Social science, 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. Social whale (Zool.), the blackfish. The social evil, prostitution. [1913 Webster] Syn: Sociable; companionable; conversible; friendly; familiar; communicative; convival; festive. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

social science n 1: the branch of science that studies society and the relationships of individual within a society
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

77 Moby Thesaurus words for "social science": academic discipline, academic specialty, action, actions, activity, acts, address, affectation, air, applied science, area, arena, art, bearing, behavior, behavior pattern, behavioral norm, behavioral science, carriage, comportment, concern, conduct, culture pattern, custom, demeanor, department of knowledge, deportment, discipline, doing, doings, domain, field, field of inquiry, field of study, folkway, gestures, goings-on, guise, maintien, manner, manners, method, methodology, methods, mien, modus vivendi, motions, movements, moves, natural science, observable behavior, ology, pattern, poise, port, pose, posture, practice, praxis, presence, procedure, proceeding, province, pure science, science, specialty, sphere, study, style, tactics, technicology, technics, technology, tone, way, way of life, ways