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social organization

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(Sociology) sociol the formation of a stable structure of relations inside a group, which provides a basis for order and patterns relationships for new members
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Noun1.social organization - the people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships; "the social organization of England and America is very different"; "sociologists have studied the changing structure of the family"
society - an extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization
feudal system, feudalism - the social system that developed in Europe in the 8th century; vassals were protected by lords who they had to serve in war
patriarchy, patriarchate - a form of social organization in which a male is the family head and title is traced through the male line
matriarchate, matriarchy - a form of social organization in which a female is the family head and title is traced through the female line
meritocracy - a form of social system in which power goes to those with superior intellects
pluralism - a social organization in which diversity of racial or religious or ethnic or cultural groups is tolerated
form of government, political system - the members of a social organization who are in power
class structure - the organization of classes within a society
separatism, segregation - a social system that provides separate facilities for minority groups
system, scheme - a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole; "a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going"
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Rude as was our social organization, he was, nevertheless, too rude to live in it.
Then he traced the development of machinery and social organization so that to-day the producing power of civilized man was a thousand times greater than that of the savage.
I pointed out that modern man's producing power through social organization and the use of machinery was a thousand times greater than that of the cave-man.
"I am a reactionary - so complete a reactionary that my position is incomprehensible to you who live in a veiled lie of social organization and whose sight is not keen enough to pierce the veil.
"I say, sir, that with the eyes fixed on the social organization of nations, you see only the springs of the machine, and lose sight of the sublime workman who makes them act; I say that you do not recognize before you and around you any but those office-holders whose commissions have been signed by a minister or king; and that the men whom God has put above those office-holders, ministers, and kings, by giving them a mission to follow out, instead of a post to fill -- I say that they escape your narrow, limited field of observation.
Have you ever made up your mind, Jansenius, whether I am an unusually honest man, or one of the worst products of the social organization I spend all my energies in assailing--an infernal scoundrel, in short?"
Nine-tenths of the Heidelberg students wore no badge or uniform; the other tenth wore caps of various colors, and belonged to social organizations called "corps." There were five corps, each with a color of its own; there were white caps, blue caps, and red, yellow, and green ones.
There was in all the practical activities of New England for the last quarter of a century, a gradual withdrawal of tender consciences from the social organizations. There is observable throughout, the contest between mechanical and spiritual methods, but with a steady tendency of the thoughtful and virtuous to a deeper belief and reliance on spiritual facts.
La Consentida: Settlement, Subsistence, and Social Organization in an Early Formative Mesoamerican Community
Lyamhma Pucha, a social organization, has contributed two hundred thousand rupees to the Editors' Society of Nepal to construct the Gobinda Biyogi Journalism Study Center.
QUETTA: Following burgeoning traffic accident in the provincial capital Quetta a Social Organization in Quetta called Quetta Online on Sunday launched traffic awareness campaign.
A delegation of Social organization, 'Humans Accord Trust' called on Vice Chairperson Overseas Pakistanis Commission (OPC) Punjab Waseem Akhtar and apprised him about the objectives of their organization.