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societynoun

 us   /səˈsɑɪ·ɪ·t̬i/

society noun (PEOPLE)

[C/U] people considered as a group, or a group of people who live together in a particular social system: [U] Society is changing little by little. [C] Societies change over the course of time. [C/U] Society also refers to that group of people who are rich, powerful, or fashionable: [U] He’s a part of Boston society.

society noun (ORGANIZATION)

[C] an organization for people who have special interests or who want to support particular activities: Zoological societies protect and study wild animals.
(Definition of society from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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