an explanation, expression, concept, etc., characteristic of sociology, especially when lacking reference to other disciplines concerned with human development.
noun 1. the science or study of the origin, development, organization, and functioning of human society; the science of the fundamental laws of social relations, institutions, etc. noun 1. the study of the development, organization, functioning, and classification of human societies sociology (sō’sē-ŏl’ə-jē) The scientific study of human social behavior and its origins, development, organizations, […]
[soh-see-ol-uh-jis-tik, soh-shee-] /ˌsoʊ siˌɒl əˈdʒɪs tɪk, ˌsoʊ ʃi-/ adjective 1. making reference only to the concepts of sociology, especially emphasizing social factors to the exclusion of others.
verb (used with or without object), sociologized, sociologizing. 1. to explain, study, or interpret in sociological or social terms.
[soh-shuh-luh-zey-shuh n] /ˌsoʊ ʃə ləˈzeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. a continuing process whereby an individual acquires a personal identity and learns the norms, values, behavior, and social skills appropriate to his or her social position. 2. the act or process of making socialistic: the socialization of industry. socialization /ˌsəʊʃəlaɪˈzeɪʃən/ noun 1. (psychol) the modification from infancy […]