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Definition of "social" []

  • Living together in communities. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to communal living. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to human society and its modes of organization: social classes; social problems; a social issue. (adjective)
  • Living together in organized groups or similar close aggregates: Ants are social insects. (adjective)
  • Involving allies or members of a confederacy. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "social" in a sentence
  • "Condorcet moved from his first achievements in mathematics into public service, with the aim of applying to social and political affairs a scientific model that he termed a ˜social arithmetic.™"
  • "This event will consist of workshops on building leadership skills, discussions on social issues, spaces to share personal passions and ideas for change, and a scope to transform a �social change idea� into a �social initiative�."
  • "This approach stood in opposition to the more empiricist view dominant since Hume, Comte and Mill, that the moral or social sciences had relied on conceptual and methodological analogies with the natural sciences, from Newtonian and statistical mechanics, such as Condorcet's ˜social mathematics™ and also from biology, such as Saint-Simon's ˜social physiology™."