Definition of sociology noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌsəʊsiˈɒlədʒi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsoʊsiˈɑːlədʒi//
[uncountable] Subjects and courses
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the scientific study of the nature and development of society and social behaviour See related entries: Subjects and courses Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from French sociologie (see socio-, -logy).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sociology