Definition of socially adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈsəʊʃəli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsoʊʃəli//
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  1. 1in a way that is connected with society and the way it is organized The reforms will bring benefits, socially and politically. This type of behaviour is no longer socially acceptable.
  2. 2in a way that is connected with your position in society a socially disadvantaged family (= one that is poor and from a low social class)
  3. 3in a way that is connected with activities in which people meet each other for pleasure We meet at work, but never socially.
  4. 4(specialist) animals that live socially live naturally in groups, rather than alone In Britain there are approximately 250 different species of bees, some living socially in colonies. Carnivores are usually socially complex mammals.