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Sociology Word of the Day: applied sociology

(noun) Any use of sociological methods and theories to provide solutions to problems or make decisions.

Example: Using sociological knowledge to increase revenue by adapting advertising to a particular population.

Audio Pronunciation: (ap·plied so·ci·ol·o·gy)

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Parts of Speech:
  • (adjective) - Word that expresses an attribute of a noun (big, little, short, tall).
  • (adverb) - Word that modifies or qualifies the meaning of an adjective (unbelievably talented), verb (singing loudly), or another adverb (singing quite beautifully).
  • (noun) - Person (teacher, Bob); place (mountain, New York City) thing (rock); idea (happiness); or quality (charismatic).
  • (verb) - Action (run); occurrence (happen); or state of being (be).
  • e.g. - For example.
  • etc. - And so on.
  • i.e. - In other words.
  • Ibid. - In the same place.
  • et al. - And others
Useful terms
  • coin - (verb) To create a word or additional meaning of a word.
  • comparison - (noun) How two things are similar.
  • connotation - (noun) The figurative or emotional meaning of a word.
  • contrasted - (noun) A comparison based on difference(s).
  • denotation - (noun) The literal dictionary meaning of a word.
  • type - (noun) A specific version of the primary word.
  • [Example] - Indicates modification from the original, without changing the meaning, used typically for capitalization, to change plurality, or for clarification.
  • - Indicates a new paragraph, used in long quotes to show original formatting.
  • . . . - Indicates the removal of a portion of the quoted text for brevity but not in a way that changes the meaning.