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Definition of Social

(adjective) Relating to society.

Social Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˈsoʊʃ(ə)l/
    • British English
      • /ˈsəʊʃl/
  • Syllabification: (so·cial)

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Cite the Definition of Social

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “social.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 21, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/social/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

social. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/social/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “social.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 21, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/social/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“social.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 21 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/social/>.