superorganic

superorganic

[soo-per-awr-gan-ik]
adjective Sociology, Anthropology.
of or pertaining to the structure of cultural elements within society conceived as independent of and superior to the individual members of society.

Origin:
super- + organic

superorganicism, noun
superorganicist, noun
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superorganic (ˌsuːpərɔːˈɡænɪk)
 
adj
sociol (no longer widely used) relating to those aspects of a culture that are conceived as being superior to the individual members of the society
 
superor'ganicism
 
n
 
superor'ganicist
 
n

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