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[soh-see-uh-loj-i-kuh l, soh-shee-] /ˌsoʊ si əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl, ˌsoʊ ʃi-/
of, relating to, or characteristic of sociology and its methodology.
dealing with social questions or problems, especially focusing on cultural and environmental factors rather than on psychological or personal characteristics:
a sociological approach to art.
organized into a society; social.
Origin of sociological
1835-45; sociolog(y) + -ic + -al1
Related forms
sociologically, adverb
nonsociological, adjective
unsociological, adjective
unsociologically, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for sociological
  • Tramps never had any attraction for me, as a sociological problem or otherwise.
  • Read our question-and-answer essay and offer your insights on the sociological effects of lice infestations on communities.
  • Great idea, great sound, great sociological significance.
  • Some portion of his current fan base would take exception to his sociological views, were they better known.
  • Networking idealists have always preferred to believe that online communities have a transcendent sociological value.
  • The absurd sociological pressures of tipping have only gotten worse.
  • Finally, it is important to note that clinical insights are different from sociological findings.
  • Structures, in the sociological sense, constrain human agency.
  • If you look closely at my argument there is a sociological structure.
  • It is interesting to us as evidence of the intimate connection between school problems and sociological questions.
Word Origin and History for sociological

1861; see sociology + -ical. Related: Sociologically.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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