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  1. societiesnoun

    Plural form of society.


  1. Societies

    A society is a group of individuals involved in persistent social interaction, or a large social group sharing the same spatial or social territory, typically subject to the same political authority and dominant cultural expectations. Societies are characterized by patterns of relationships (social relations) between individuals who share a distinctive culture and institutions; a given society may be described as the sum total of such relationships among its constituent of members. In the social sciences, a larger society often exhibits stratification or dominance patterns in subgroups. Societies construct patterns of behavior by deeming certain actions or concepts as acceptable or unacceptable. These patterns of behavior within a given society are known as societal norms. Societies, and their norms, undergo gradual and perpetual changes. So far as it is collaborative, a society can enable its members to benefit in ways that would otherwise be difficult on an individual basis; both individual and social (common) benefits can thus be distinguished, or in many cases found to overlap. A society can also consist of like-minded people governed by their own norms and values within a dominant, larger society. This is sometimes referred to as a subculture, a term used extensively within criminology, and also applied to distinctive subsections of a larger society. More broadly, and especially within structuralist thought, a society may be illustrated as an economic, social, industrial or cultural infrastructure, made up of, yet distinct from, a varied collection of individuals. In this regard society can mean the objective relationships people have with the material world and with other people, rather than "other people" beyond the individual and their familiar social environment.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Societies

    of Society

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Societies

    Organizations composed of members with common interests and whose professions may be similar.

Editors Contribution

  1. societies

    Plural form of the word society.

    Society knows it is united together creating a worthy existence for everyone to live in unity, harmony, balance and love together.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 23, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'societies' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2324

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'societies' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3985

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of societies in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of societies in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of societies in a Sentence

  1. Oscar Auliq-Ice:

    Liberty is a central concept in political philosophy and is often considered a fundamental value in democratic societies. However, the meaning of liberty and the extent to which it should be upheld has been a topic of debate throughout history.

  2. Alison Hunt:

    Clinicians and others who use the National Guideline Clearinghouse can find guidelines in other places, such as with organizations that develop guidelines, medical specialty societies, health networks and others, for example, the US Preventive Services Task Force provides recommendations on clinical preventive services, such as screenings, in preventive care.

  3. Piara Powar:

    There's a strand of male culture you see in the UK, and to some extent other Anglo Saxon societies, prevalent among 20, 30 and even 40-year-olds, which is : you go abroad, you drink a fair amount, you sing songs and engage in banter, and pick on someone who is different to you, there's this pervasive sexism and racism. The idea that' anyone who isn't like us, we're going to sing about them and insult them and it's part of the lad's day out.'.

  4. Juha Siikamäki:

    This report provides added evidence on the multiple benefits that societies gain from conserving nature, not only would we be improving the condition of nature and natural resources, we would also improve the livelihoods and wellbeing of people dependent on those resources.

  5. Survival International:

    These extraordinary images are further proof of the existence of still more uncontacted tribes, they’re not savages but complex and contemporary societies whose rights must be respected.

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