a daycentre, run by a local authority, for people with learning disabilities and sometimes also for people who have physical disabilities or are mentally ill
noun 1. the application of the findings of social science to the solution of actual social problems. social engineering noun 1. the manipulation of the social position and function of individuals in order to manage change in a society
noun, Sociology. 1. the environment developed by humans as contrasted with the natural environment; society as a whole, especially in its relation to the individual.
noun 1. anything detrimental to a society or its citizens, as alcoholism, organized crime, etc. 2. prostitution.
noun, Sociology. 1. the gradual development of society and social forms, institutions, etc., usually through a series of peaceful stages. Compare revolution (def 2). social evolution noun 1. (sociol) the process of social development from an early simple type of social organization to one that is complex and highly specialized