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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. Seth Shostak:

    Youre only going to be able to write a paper in which you can make any estimate of how many alien societies there are once you find one or two.

  2. Samuel Goldman:

    For younger people, socialism tends to be associated with Sweden and Norway and Denmark, and those are much more appealing societies than the Soviet Union.

  3. Uhuru Kenyatta:

    There are some things that we must admit we don't share – our culture, our societies don't accept.

  4. Yigal Unna:

    I think it's inevitable, eventually all countries, all of these societies will witness the same problems and need to take part in the same solutions.

  5. Samuel Goldman:

    For people who came of age politically before 1989, the word socialism is associated with the Soviet Union or Mao's China, and that doesn't sound like a very good thing, for younger people, socialism tends to be associated with Sweden and Norway and Denmark, and those are much more appealing societies than the Soviet Union.

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