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social evolution

noun, Sociology
the gradual development of society and social forms, institutions, etc., usually through a series of peaceful stages.
Compare revolution (def 2). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Human nature is a product of human social evolution and makes societal coexistence possible.
  • Quite evidently also the exact course of social evolution in the distant future cannot be foreseen.
  • Many people have kinda social surrogates, it is might be called as new social evolution in this time.
  • Explores the impact of electronic networking on social evolution, new notions of literacy, and social equity.
British Dictionary definitions for social evolution

social evolution

(sociol) the process of social development from an early simple type of social organization to one that is complex and highly specialized
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