social engineering


noun

the application of the findings of social science to the solution of actual social problems.

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Origin of social engineering

First recorded in 1895–1900

OTHER WORDS FROM social engineering

social engineer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for social engineering

social engineering

noun

the manipulation of the social position and function of individuals in order to manage change in a society
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