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 (sō′sē-ŏl′ə-jē, -shē-)
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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Adv.1.sociologically - with regard to sociology; "sociologically speaking, this is an interesting phenomenon"


[ˌsəʊsɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəlɪ] ADVsociológicamente


advsoziologisch; sociologically speakingin soziologischer Hinsicht
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