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taboo

(noun) A forbidden act considered so offensive to norms, particularly mores (moral norms) as to be reviled and unthinkable.

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tacit culture

(noun) Social knowledge of which people are usually unaware of and is not discussed.

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technological diffusion

(noun) The process by which of technology spreads to other classes, cultures, nations, and societies.

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technology

1. (noun) The application of knowledge, techniques, and tools to adapt and control physical environments and material resources to satisfy wants and needs; 2. (noun) The accumulated technologies of a society or culture.

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terrorism

(noun) The premeditated use (or threat) of force or violence against civilian (nonmilitary) targets for political, religious, or ideological purposes.

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theocracy

(noun) An authority, typically a government, ruled by or subject to a deity or its representative officials who are viewed as divinely guided.

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theory

(noun) A statement that proposes to describe and explain why facts or other social phenomenon are related to each other based on observed patterns.

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Thomas theorem

(noun) The theory that if we define something as real, or believe that something is real, it is real in its consequences.

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total institution

(noun) An organization where individuals are placed under formal control and complete resocialization occurs.

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totalitarianism

(noun) A system of centralized government in which the State has total authority over society and manipulates all aspects of culture including the arts, in order to control the private lives and morality of its citizens.

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totemism

(noun) A kinship system based on people sharing a common totem which is a real or mythical ancestor, creature, or object that serves as a symbol for a group.

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tourism

(noun) Traveling for adventure, curiosity, or pleasure.

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tracking

(noun) A system that sorts students into classes by perceived ability or their achievements.