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  1. Social change

    Social change refers to an alteration in the social order of a society. Social change may include changes in nature, social institutions, social behaviours, or social relations. The base of social change is change in the thought process in humans. Social change may refer to the notion of social progress or sociocultural evolution, the philosophical idea that society moves forward by dialectical or evolutionary means. It may refer to a paradigmatic change in the socio-economic structure, for instance a shift away from feudalism and towards capitalism. Accordingly it may also refer to social revolution, such as the Socialist revolution presented in Marxism, or to other social movements, such as Women's suffrage or the Civil rights movement. Social change may be driven by cultural, religious, economic, scientific or technological forces.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Social Change

    Social process whereby the values, attitudes, or institutions of society, such as education, family, religion, and industry become modified. It includes both the natural process and action programs initiated by members of the community.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of social change in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of social change in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sonali Khan:

    The key for all our campaigns is to recruit social change agents - people who believe that change has to happen, that's how we build the Breakthrough Generation.

  2. Trump family:

    America has a rich tradition of social change beginning in our pews and our pulpits, we must never infringe on the noble tradition of change from the church and progress from the pew.

  3. Armel Arnaud Nibasumba:

    I am here for me. I am here for learning, exploring, meeting new people and expanding my knowledge about nonprofit management and social change, i don't really care if they address those political issues that are going on.

  4. Bernie Sanders:

    The Democratic Party is going to have to make a very, very profound and important decision. It can do the right thing and open its doors and welcome into the party people who are prepared to fight for real economic and social change.

  5. Sarah Super:

    By breaking the silence, I watched a lot of things change, mostly for the better. ... I watched the ripple effect of sharing my story in my community, it is totally about social change. I'm trying to create a community where people can tell their stories and be met with compassion.

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