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socialism a political or economic theory in which community members own all property, resources, and the means of production, and control the distribution of goods. [3 definitions]
socialist one who advocates or practices socialism. [3 definitions]
socialistic of, concerning, practicing, or advocating socialism.
Socialist party any of several political parties that advocate socialism, often by democratic selection. [2 definitions]
socialite one who is prominent in fashionable social circles.
sociality the tendency of individuals to form societies or social groups. [3 definitions]
socialize to cause to be social or fit to live with others. [3 definitions]
socialized medicine any of various government-subsidized programs that provide medical care at little or no cost to the patient.
social media websites and other applications that enable users to create and share content.
social science the scientific study of society and social behavior, or any science that examines an aspect of society or social behavior, such as anthropology or psychology.
social secretary a person whose work is handling an employer's personal correspondence and social engagements.
social security (often cap.) in the United States, an assistance plan for the elderly, unemployed, or disabled funded by mandatory contributions from employers, employees, and the government. [3 definitions]
Social Security Number a number issued by the U.S. federal government to citizens, permanent residents, and temporary working residents of the United States for the purposes of tracking working individuals.
social service work that promotes social welfare; social work. [2 definitions]
social studies a course of study including history, geography, civics, and other social sciences in elementary and secondary schools.
social welfare government services provided for citizens, esp. the underprivileged or disadvantaged. [3 definitions]
social work work that promotes the well-being of society, as by assisting the underprivileged or disadvantaged.
societal of or pertaining to society.
society a community or group of people who live in the same country or area and are linked with each other by such things as laws and customs. [7 definitions]
Society of Friends a Christian sect founded in England about 1650, which has no formal rituals or priesthood, and which opposes violence, esp. war, and the taking of oaths. (See Quaker.)
Society of Jesus see Jesuit.