What is social?

  • (adj): Composed of sociable people or formed for the purpose of sociability.
    Example: "A purely social club"; "the church has a large social hall"; "a social director"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Social

The term social refers to a characteristic of living organisms as applied to populations of humans and other animals. It always refers to the interaction of organisms with other organisms and to their collective co-existence, irrespective of whether they are aware of it or not, and irrespective of whether the interaction is voluntary or involuntary.

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Some articles on social:

Taxation In The United States - Payroll Taxes - Social Security and Medicare Taxes
... Federal social insurance taxes are imposed equally on employers and employees, consisting of a tax of 6.2% of wages up to an annual wage maximum ($106 ...
Ideology and Semiotic Theory
... ideology "identifies a unitary object that incorporates complex sets of meanings with the social agents and processes that produced them ... Foucault's 'episteme' is too narrow and abstract, not social enough ... 'ideology' still plays a key role in semiotics oriented to social, political life" ...
B. F. Skinner - Walden Two and Beyond Freedom and Dignity
... that in the outside world because of their practice of scientific social planning and use of operant conditioning in the raising of children ... a lifestyle that does not support war or foster competition and social strife ... It encourages a lifestyle of minimal consumption, rich social relationships, personal happiness, satisfying work and leisure ...
Social Epistemology
... Social epistemology is a broad set of approaches to the study of knowledge, all of which construe human knowledge as a collective achievement ... Another way of positioning social epistemology is as the study of the social dimensions of knowledge ... One of the enduring difficulties with defining social epistemology is defining what knowledge means in this context ...
Olof Palme - Political Career
... Social Democracy Development Humanism Age of Enlightenment French Revolution Utopian socialism Trade unionism Revolutions of 1848 Orthodox Marxism Revisionism ... From 1955 he was a board member of the Swedish Social Democratic Youth League and lectured at the Youth League College Bommersvik ... Palme was elected as the new leader by the Social Democratic party congress and succeeded Erlander as Prime Minister ...

More definitions of "social":

  • (noun): A party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity.
    Synonyms: sociable, mixer
  • (adj): (of birds and animals) tending to move or live together in groups or colonies of the same kind.
    Example: "Ants are social insects"
    Synonyms: herding, swarming
  • (adj): Relating to human society and its members.
    Example: "Social institutions"; "social legislation"
    Synonyms: societal
  • (adj): Marked by friendly companionship with others.
    Example: "A social cup of coffee"
  • (adj): Living together or enjoying life in communities or organized groups.
    Example: "Human beings are social animals"; "spent a relaxed social evening"; "immature social behavior"
  • (adj): Relating to or belonging to or characteristic of high society.
    Example: "Made fun of her being so social and high-toned"; "a social gossip colum"; "the society page"

Famous quotes containing the word social:

    Smitten as we are with the vision of social righteousness, a God indifferent to everything but adulation, and full of partiality for his individual favorites, lacks an essential element of largeness.
    William James (1842–1910)

    ...I discovered that I could take a risk and survive. I could march in Philadelphia. I could go out in the street and be gay even in a dress or a skirt without getting shot. Each victory gave me courage for the next one.
    Martha Shelley, U.S. author and social activist. As quoted in Making History, part 3, by Eric Marcus (1992)

    I’m not afraid of death but I am afraid of dying. Pain can be alleviated by morphine but the pain of social ostracism cannot be taken away.
    Derek Jarman (b. 1942)