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sociology

noun [U] uk   /ˌsəʊ.siˈɒl.ə.dʒi/  us   /ˌsoʊ.siˈɑː.lə-/
the study of the relationships between people living in groups, especially in industrial societies: She has a degree in sociology and politics. He specializes in the sociology of education/law/the family.
Translations of “sociology”
in Arabic عِلم الاجتِماع…
in Korean 사회학…
in Malaysian sosiologi…
in Turkish toplumbilim, sosyoloji…
in Italian sociologia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 社會學,社會關係研究…
in Russian социология…
in Polish socjologia…
in Vietnamese xã hội học…
in Spanish Socioogía…
in Portuguese sociologia…
in Thai สังคมวิทยา…
in Catalan sociologia…
in Japanese 社会学…
in Indonesian sosiologi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 社会学,社会关系研究…
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