1. (noun) social science.
I te tau 1952, i oti i a ia tētehi tītohu mātauranga, ā, i tirohia anō hoki e ia me pēhea te āwhina atu a te kura mō te pūtaiao hāpori o te kāreti o te whare wānanga o Wikitōria i te kaupapa mō te whakaakoranga o ngā āpiha toko i te ora Māori (TTR 2000:20). / In 1952 he completed an education diploma, and he also looked at ways in which the School of Social Science at Victoria University College could help to train Māori welfare officers.
1. (noun) science, scientific technique.
I te tekau tau atu i 1990, i te whanaketanga o ēnei mātauranga pūtaiao, ka arotakengia anōtia te wā tae tuatahi ai te tangata ki Aotearoa (Te Ara 2011). / During the 1990s as the scientific technique developed the date that humans first arrived in New Zealand was re-assessed.
1. (noun) fat, gist (of a matter), richness, sense, point, spirit, quintessence.
2. (noun) material, matter (science), substance, chemical.
Ko ā rātou tautohetohe e hāngai ana ki ētahi take o ēnei wā (pēnei i te tēpoko, i te pūkōwhai rānei i roto i te wai) kia puta ai he māramatanga mō te pānga o ētahi matū ki te tinana. / Their debates relate to current causes (such as asbestos or fluoride in the water) so that there's some enlightenment concerning the effect of some substances on the body.
1. (noun) cultural practice, social science, tribal custom.
1. (personal name) (1919-1987) Tūhoe; charismatic leader, academic, social welfare officer, gifted speaker in Māori and English and authority on Māori language and custom. Fought with the 28th New Zealand (Māori) Battalion in World War II. Completed a diploma in social science at Victoria University of Wellington. Awarded the British Empire Medal in 1975 for services to Māori. Worked at The University of Waikato in the Centre for Māori Studies and Research (1973-1982) and as an advisor for the Māori Affairs Department from 1982.
(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 82-88;)
3. (noun) field of study, -ology - used with names of fields of science, e.g. mātai puia for volcanology.