societal

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so·ci·e·tal

 (sə-sī′ĭ-tl)
adj.
Of or relating to the structure, organization, or functioning of society.

so·ci′e·tal·ly adv.

societal

(səˈsaɪətəl)
adj
(Sociology) of or relating to society, esp human society or social relations
soˈcietally adv

so•ci•e•tal

(səˈsaɪ ɪ tl)

adj.
noting or pertaining to large social groups, or to their activities, customs, etc.
[1895–1900]
so•ci′e•tal•ly, adv.

societal

Belonging to or typical of society, especially in its organization.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.societal - relating to human society and its members; "social institutions"; "societal evolution"; "societal forces"; "social legislation"

societal

adjective
Of or relating to the structure, organization, or functioning of society:
Translations

societal

[səˈsaɪətəl] ADJsocietal

societal

[səˈsaɪətəl] (formal) adj (= social) → sociétal(e)

societal

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