sociological

adjective so·cio·log·i·cal \ ˌsō-sē-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl , ˌsō-sh(ē-)ə- \
variants: or less commonly sociologic play \ˌsō-sē-ə-ˈlä-jik, ˌsō-sh(ē-)ə-\
Updated on: 14 Apr 2018

Definition of sociological

1 : of or relating to sociology or to the methodological approach of sociology
2 : oriented or directed toward social needs and problems

sociologically

play \ˌsō-sē-ə-ˈlä-ji-k(ə-)lē, ˌsō-sh(ē-)ə-\ adverb

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First Known Use of sociological

1843

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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sociological

adjective so·cio·log·i·cal \ ˌsō-sē-ə-ˈläj-i-kəl , ˌsō-sh(ē-)ə- \
variants: also sociologic play \-ik\

medical Definition of sociological

: of or relating to sociology or to the methodological approach of sociology

sociologically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


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