social structure

social structure
the people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships (Freq. 2)

the social organization of England and America is very different


sociologists have studied the changing structure of the family

Hypernyms: ↑system, ↑scheme
Member Holonyms: ↑society
Member Meronyms: ↑political system, ↑form of government

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1. : the internal institutionalized relationships built up by persons living within a group (as a family or community) especially with regard to the hierarchical organization of status and to the rules and principles regulating behavior
2. : the social organization of a society constituting an integrated whole

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structure (def. 9).

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