political science


noun

a social science dealing with political institutions and with the principles and conduct of government.

QUIZZES

A THANKSGIVING SPELLING QUIZ TO FEED YOUR HISTORY KNOWHOW

Before you celebrate family and blessings this year, take this quiz to test your spelling knowledge of the history and important figures of the first Thanksgiving.
Question 1 of 7

Origin of political science

First recorded in 1770–80

OTHER WORDS FROM political science

political scientist, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for political science

British Dictionary definitions for political science

political science

noun

(esp as an academic subject) the study of the state, government, and politics: one of the social sciences

Derived forms of political science

political scientist, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Cultural definitions for political science

political science

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.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.