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social structure

structure (def 9).
1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • social structure is organized into clans and tribes.
  • And you won't have the built-in social structure of the traditional workplace.
  • We seem to have trouble imagining a more equal social structure in the future.
  • Their social structure is more complicated than that.
  • Read a little more about wolf pack social structure.
  • Given the opportunity, environment and right social structure they can achieve many things.
  • Our social structure is more complicated than an ant.
  • Those who stand out or fight social norms are a threat to others that enjoy the social structure and order to our daily lives.
  • She really helped change the social structure of the town.
  • Drugs, gangs and the breakdown of a strong social structure are at the root of this problem.
Encyclopedia Article for social structure

social order

in sociology, the distinctive, stable arrangement of institutions whereby human beings in a society interact and live together. Social structure is often treated together with the concept of social change, which deals with the forces that change the social structure and the organization of society.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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