a sociometric diagram representing the pattern of relationships between individuals in a group, usually expressed in terms of which persons they prefer to associate with.
noun 1. the branch of sociology that uses statistical data to describe social phenomena.
1. sociological. 2. sociology. abbreviation 1. sociology Sociol 1. sociologist 2. sociology
noun 1. a variety of a language used by a particular social group; a social dialect.
[soh-see-oh-ling-gwis-tiks, soh-shee-] /ˌsoʊ si oʊ lɪŋˈgwɪs tɪks, ˌsoʊ ʃi-/ noun, (used with a singular verb) 1. the study of language as it functions in society; the study of the interaction between linguistic and social variables. sociolinguistics /ˌsəʊsɪəʊlɪŋˈɡwɪstɪks/ noun 1. (functioning as sing) the study of language in relation to its social context