The quality of being amiable; amiableness; sweetness of disposition.
Sinonimi: community of interests
ETYM Latin communitas: cf. Old Fren. communité. Related to Commonalty, and see Common.
1. A group of nations having common interests.
2. A group of people having ethnic or cultural or religious characteristics in common.
3. A group of people living in a particular local area.
4. Agreement as to goals; SYN. community of interests.
5. Common ownership.
6. In the social sciences, the sense of identity, purpose, and companionship that comes from belonging to a particular place, organization, or social group. The concept dominated sociological thinking in the first half of the 20th century, and inspired the academic discipline of community studies.
Suitability to be a companion; SYN. companionableness.
Fellowship; association; the act or fact of keeping company with any one.
ETYM Cf. French sociabilité.
The relative tendency or disposition to be sociable or associate with one's fellows; SYN. sociableness.
ETYM Latin societas, from socius a companion: cf. French société. Related to Social.
1. An extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization.
2. The fashionable elite; SYN. high society, beau monde, smart set, bon ton.
The organization of people into communities or groups. Social science, in particular sociology, is the study of human behavior in a social context. Various aspects of society are discussed under class, community, culture, kinship, norms, role, socialization, and status.