What is society?

  • (noun): A formal association of people with similar interests.
    Example: "They formed a small lunch society"
    Synonyms: club, guild, gild, lodge, order
    See also — Additional definitions below

Society

A society, or a human society, is a group of people related to each other through persistent relations, or a large social grouping sharing the same geographical or virtual territory, subject to the same political authority and dominant cultural expectations. Human societies are characterized by patterns of relationships (social relations) between individuals who share a distinctive culture and institutions; a given society may be described as the sum total of such relationships among its constituent members. In the social sciences, a larger society often evinces stratification and/or dominance patterns in subgroups.

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Fidel Castro - Politics
... labor on them, whilst in the latter, socialists argue, this class divide would be obliterated as society becomes more egalitarian ... It holds as its foundation the idea of class struggle that society mainly changes and progresses as one socioeconomic class takes power from another ... explanation for why socialism should, and will, replace capitalism in human society ...
Illithid - Society
... Since the Elder Brain contains the essence of every illithid that died in its community, it functions in part as a vast library of knowledge that a mind flayer can call upon with a simple telepathic call ... The Elder Brain in turn can communicate telepathically with anyone in its community, issuing orders and ensuring everyone conforms ...
Basque People - Culture - Society
... Historically, Basque society can be described as being somewhat at odds with Roman and later Western European societal norms ...
Society For Psychical Research - Today
... The Society is run by a President and a Council of twenty members, and is open to interested members of the public to join ... It publishes the peer reviewed quarterly Journal of the Society for Psychical Research (JSPR), the irregular Proceedings and the magazine Paranormal Review ... and nature of the phenomena studied, and many prominent sceptics have been active members of the Society ...
Robert Hooke - Life and Works - Royal Society
... The Royal Society was founded in 1660, and in April 1661 the society debated a short tract on the rising of water in slender glass pipes, in which Hooke reported that the height water rose was related to the ... that a Curator be appointed to furnish the society with Experiments, and this was unanimously passed with Hooke being named ... Boyle for releasing him to the Society's employment ...

More definitions of "society":

  • (noun): An extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization.

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    ... is it not clear that to give to such women as desire it and can devote themselves to literary and scientific pursuits all the advantages enjoyed by men of the same class will lessen essentially the number of thoughtless, idle, vain and frivolous women and thus secure the [sic] society the services of those who now hang as dead weight?
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    The society of the energetic class, in their friendly and festive meetings, is full of courage, and of attempts, which intimidate the pale scholar.
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    Whenever the society is dissolved, it is certain the government of that society cannot remain ... that being as impossible, as for the frame of a house to subsist when the materials of it are scattered and dissipated by a whirlwind, or jumbled into a confused heap by an earthquake.
    John Locke (1632–1704)