Meaning of sociology

so•ci•ol•o•gy

Pronunciation: (sō"sē-ol'u-jē, sō"shē-), [key]
— n.
  1. the science or study of the origin, development, organization, and functioning of human society; the science of the fundamental laws of social relations, institutions, etc.
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