social unit


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Noun1.social unit - an organization regarded as part of a larger social groupsocial unit - an organization regarded as part of a larger social group; "the coach said the offensive unit did a good job"; "after the battle the soldier had trouble rejoining his unit"
organization, organisation - a group of people who work together
klavern - a local unit of the Ku Klux Klan
administrative body, administrative unit - a unit with administrative responsibilities
company - a unit of firefighters including their equipment; "a hook-and-ladder company"
family, household, menage, home, house - a social unit living together; "he moved his family to Virginia"; "It was a good Christian household"; "I waited until the whole house was asleep"; "the teacher asked how many people made up his home"
general delivery, poste restante - the part of a post office that handles mail for persons who call for it
instrumentality - a subsidiary organ of government created for a special purpose; "are the judicial instrumentalities of local governments adequate?"; "he studied the French instrumentalities for law enforcement"
ICU, intensive care unit - a hospital unit staffed and equipped to provide intensive care
member - an organization that is a member of another organization (especially a state that belongs to a group of nations); "the library was a member of the interlibrary loan association"; "Canada is a member of the United Nations"
military force, military group, military unit, force - a unit that is part of some military service; "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"
task force - a semipermanent unit created to carry out a continuing task
team, squad - a cooperative unit (especially in sports)
den - a unit of 8 to 10 cub scouts
work party, crew, gang - an organized group of workmen
combination - a group of people (often temporary) having a common purpose; "they were a winning combination"
crew - the men and women who man a vehicle (ship, aircraft, etc.)
scout group, scout troop, troop - a unit of Girl or Boy Scouts
outfit - any cohesive unit such as a military company
fifth column, Trojan horse - a subversive group that supports the enemy and engages in espionage or sabotage; an enemy in your midst
political entity, political unit - a unit with political responsibilities
side - one of two or more contesting groups; "the Confederate side was prepared to attack"
working group, working party - a group of people working together temporarily until some goal is achieved; "the working group was supposed to report back in two weeks"
References in classic literature ?
But suppose a kind of social tabula rasa, every social unit perfectly equal, an increase of population everywhere in the same ratio, and give the same amount of land to each family; it would not be long before you would again have all the existing inequalities of fortune; it is glaringly evident, therefore, that there are such things as superiority of fortune, of thinking capacity, and of power, and we must make up our minds to this fact; but the masses will always regard rights that have been most honestly acquired as privileges, and as a wrong done to themselves.
The department has dispatched a psycho social unit to offer counselling to the victim and assess her readiness to go back to school.
"It makes the basic social unit as an important and powerful agent of change against the threat of global warming," she added.
The basic social unit of Burroughs' Utopia would be the MOB, standing for My Own Business.
Most of the funds will go to the development of the social unit. As many as 4.4 billion somoni($463 million) were allocated for education, 1.7 billion for health care ($179 million), 3.7 billion somoni($390 million) for social insurance and social protection, 740 million somoni ($78 million) for housing and public health, recreational services, ecology and forestry - 962 million somoni ($101 million).
The company has also notified the police, the Ministry of Energy and Mines as well as the Consejo de Ministros, who have a social unit to support with conflict resolution.The company remains willing to engage in a peaceful and constructive formal dialogue process with the La Ramada residents and has reaffirmed its commitment to continue its efforts to minimize the impacts of the operations on the community.
The barangay shall therefore be reclassified as the country's basic social unit. Additionally, the Con-Com should also prescribe a special section for the barangay in its draft charter, explicitly prescribing its raison d'etre as inculcating in every Filipino a deep allegiance for the common good.
To qualify as social learning, learning processes exceed the level of individual learning towards a wider social unit. Through knowledge creating, knowledge retaining and knowledge transferring processes individual knowledge can be turned into consensual knowledge (Nonaka and Takeuchi, 1995), and generate a common knowledge pool within these social units and diffuse into broader policy arenas and the actor's social networks (Reed et al., 2010).
The universe doesn't work like clockwork, and my family is not a social unit.
He is in danger of being turned into a biological machine, into an impersonal social unit or into a mechanical device of controlled thought," the council leaders stated.
Moreover, the extended patriarchal family was the basic and defining social unit. Both China and Rome had centralized monarchies, with the kings exercising authoritarian control.

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