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social

adjective [before noun]
 
 
/ˈsəʊʃəl/
relating to society and the way people live together: Women may have emerged as Algeria's most potent force for social change. If the government is to earn a reputation as a government of social reform it will need to loosen its alliance with capitalism.
relating to your position in society: The rate of stress at work is consistent throughout the population, irrespective of age, sex and social class. social status/standing
relating to activities in which you meet and spend time with other people and to your ability to be friendly with others: Social skills are what employers need most. There is a social event every two or three months. I keep my social life fairly separate from work.
(Definition of social adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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