soft' sci'ence

any of the specialized fields or disciplines, as psychology, sociology, anthropology, or political science, that interpret human behavior, institutions, society, etc., on the basis of scientific investigations for which it may be difficult to establish strictly measurable criteria. Cf. hard science.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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