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sociological

or sociologic

[soh-see-uh-loj-i-kuh l, soh-shee-] /ˌsoʊ si əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl, ˌsoʊ ʃi-/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of sociology and its methodology.
2.
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.
3.
organized into a society; social.
Origin of sociological
1835-1845
1835-45; sociolog(y) + -ic + -al1
Related forms
sociologically, adverb
nonsociological, adjective
unsociological, adjective
unsociologically, adverb
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  • I began to find unexpected books upon her table: sociological books, travels, Shaw's plays.

    Tono Bungay H. G. Wells
  • Heredity is as important in sociological study as environment.

    Society Henry Kalloch Rowe
  • Ideas are the substance of poetry and nearly all ideas are moral, sociological or psychological.

    The Literature of Ecstasy Albert Mordell
  • sociological Papers of the sociological Society, 1904, p. 35.

  • We will take in succession—the physical view, the biological view, the psychological view, and the sociological view.

    The Data of Ethics Herbert Spencer
Word Origin and History for sociological
adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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