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so·ci·ol·o·gy

 (sō′sē-ŏl′ə-jē, -shē-)
n.
1. The study of human social behavior, especially the study of the origins, organization, institutions, and development of human society.
2. Analysis of a social institution or societal segment as a self-contained entity or in relation to society as a whole.

[French sociologie : socio-, socio- + -logie, study (from Greek -logiā; see -logy).]

so′ci·o·log′ic (-ə-lŏj′ĭk), so′ci·o·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
so′ci·o·log′i·cal·ly adv.
so′ci·ol′o·gist n.
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sociology

(ˌsəʊsɪˈɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Sociology) the study of the development, organization, functioning, and classification of human societies
sociological adj
ˌsocioˈlogically adv
ˌsociˈologist n
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so•ci•ol•o•gy

(ˌsoʊ siˈɒl ə dʒi, ˌsoʊ ʃi-)

n.
the science or study of the origin, development, organization, and functioning of human society; science of the fundamental laws of social relations, institutions, etc.
[1835–45; < French sociologie, coined by A. Comte in 1830; see socio-, -logy]
so`ci•ol′o•gist, n.
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so·ci·ol·o·gy

(sō′sē-ŏl′ə-jē)
The scientific study of human social behavior and its origins, development, organizations, and institutions.
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sociology

1. the science or study of the origin, development, organization, and functioning of human society.
2. the science of fundamental laws of social behavior, relations, institutions, etc. — sociologist, n. — sociological, adj.
See also: Mankind
1. the science or study of the origin, development, organization, and functioning of human society.
2. the science of the fundamental laws of social relations, institutions, etc. — sociologist, n. — sociologie, sociological, adj.
See also: Society
-Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

sociology

The scientific study of human societies, including their functioning, origins, and development.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sociology - the study and classification of human societiessociology - the study and classification of human societies
mores - (sociology) the conventions that embody the fundamental values of a group
social science - the branch of science that studies society and the relationships of individual within a society
criminology - the scientific study of crime and criminal behavior and law enforcement
demography, human ecology - the branch of sociology that studies the characteristics of human populations
psephology - the branch of sociology that studies election trends (as by opinion polls)
sociometry - the quantitative study of social relationships
structural sociology, structuralism - a sociological theory based on the premise that society comes before individuals
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Translations
sociologie
sociologi
sosiologia
sociologija
社会学
사회학
sociologi
สังคมวิทยา
xã hội học

sociology

[ˌsəʊsɪˈɒlədʒɪ] Nsociología f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

sociology

[ˌsəʊsiˈɒlədʒi] nsociologie f
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sociology

nSoziologie f
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sociology

[ˌsəʊsɪˈɒlədʒɪ] nsociologia
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

sociology

عِلْمُ الْاجْتِمَاعِ sociologie sociologi Soziologie κοινωνιολογία sociología sosiologia sociologie sociologija sociologia 社会学 사회학 sociologie sosiologi socjologia sociologia социология sociologi สังคมวิทยา toplumbilim xã hội học 社会学
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sociology

n. sociología, ciencia que trata de las relaciones sociales y de los fenómenos de tipo social.
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