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political science

noun
1.
a social science dealing with political institutions and with the principles and conduct of government.
Origin of political science
1770-1780
First recorded in 1770-80
Related forms
political scientist, noun
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  • To interlace these is the crowning achievement of political science.

    Statesman Plato
  • Especially were they burdened with books on economics and political science.

    Herbert Hoover Vernon Kellogg
  • Not so versed as they was he in the details of political science.

    America First

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  • Later, dialectics, philosophy, and political science are to be added.

    History of Education Levi Seeley
  • The theory of rationality is the one at present accepted in political science.

    The Jewish State Theodor Herzl
British Dictionary definitions for political science

political science

noun
1.
(esp as an academic subject) the study of the state, government, and politics: one of the social sciences
Derived Forms
political scientist, noun
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political science in Culture

political science definition


The systematic study of government and politics. Political science is a social science that makes generalizations and analyses about political systems and political behavior and uses these results to predict future behavior. Political science includes the study of political philosophy, ethics, international relations and foreign policy, public administration, and the dynamic relations between different parts of governments.

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