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
- Social fund
noun 1. (in Britain) a social security fund from which loans or payments may be made to people in cases of extreme need
noun, Sociology. 1. the entire inherited pattern of cultural activity present in a society.