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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.
socio- society; social.
sociobiology the scientific study of human and animal social behavior based on the theory that such behavior is genetic to some degree.
socioeconomic of, relating to, or characterizing the social and economic aspects of something.
sociological of or concerning sociology. [2 definitions]
sociology the scientific study of human society, esp. its origins, development, organization, and behavioral patterns.
sociopath a person, such as a psychopath, whose behavior is aggressively antisocial or deviant.
sociopolitical involving both social and political elements.
sock1 a covering for the foot made of a woven or knitted material and extending to a point between the ankle and knee. [2 definitions]
sock2 (informal) to hit or strike hard, esp. with a fist. [2 definitions]
sock cymbal a high-hat.