social system

social system
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 patterned series of interrelationships existing between individuals, groups, and institutions and forming a coherent whole : social structure
2. : the formal organization of status and role that may develop among the members of a relatively small stable group (as a family or club)

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