sociology

noun so·ci·ol·o·gy \ ˌsō-sē-ˈä-lə-jē , ˌsō-shē- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of sociology

1 :the science of society, social institutions, and social relationships; specifically :the systematic study of the development, structure, interaction, and collective behavior of organized groups of human beings
2 :the scientific analysis of a social institution as a functioning whole and as it relates to the rest of society

sociologist

play \ˌsō-sē-ˈä-lə-jist ˌsō-shē-\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of sociology

French sociologie, from socio- + -logie -logy


SOCIOLOGY Defined for English Language Learners

sociology

noun

Definition of sociology for English Language Learners

  • : the study of society, social institutions, and social relationships


Medical Dictionary

sociology

noun so·ci·ol·o·gy \ ˌsō-sē-ˈäl-ə-jē , ˌsō-shē- \

medical Definition of sociology

plural sociologies
:the science of society, social institutions, and social relationships; specifically :the systematic study of the development, structure, interaction, and collective behavior of organized groups of human beings


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