the structure of social relations within a group, usually the relations between its subgroups and institutions.
(sociol) the formation of a stable structure of relations inside a group, which provides a basis for order and patterns relationships for new members
noun 1. a social factor, as poverty, old age, or crime, that tends to increase social disorganization and inhibit personal adjustment. 2. the study of such factors and the social problems they produce.
- Social phobia
noun 1. (psychol) a type of anxiety disorder characterized by shyness and heightened self-consciousness in particular social situations
noun, Sociology. 1. the means by which culture and social organization change or are preserved.
- Social promotion
noun the practice of promoting a student to the next grade despite their poor grades in order to keep them with social peers Word Origin 1999