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sociological

[soh-see-uh-loj-i-kuh l, soh-shee-] /ˌsoʊ si əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl, ˌsoʊ ʃi-/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining 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.
Also, sociologic.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; sociolog(y) + -ic + -al1
Related forms
sociologically, adverb
nonsociological, adjective
unsociological, adjective
unsociologically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for sociologically

sociological

adj.

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

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