Social

So"cial

(?), a. [L. socialis, from socius a companion; akin to sequi to follow: cf. F. social. See Sue to follow.] 1. Of or pertaining to society; relating to men living in society, or to the public as an aggregate body; as, social interest or concerns; social pleasure; social benefits; social happiness; social duties. "Social phenomena." J. S. Mill.
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2. Ready or disposed to mix in friendly converse; companionable; sociable; as, a social person.
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3. Consisting in union or mutual intercourse.
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Best with thyself accompanied, seek'st not
Social communication.
Milton.
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4. (Bot.) Naturally growing in groups or masses; -- said of many individual plants of the same species.
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5. (Zol.) (a) Living in communities consisting of males, females, and neuters, as do ants and most bees. (b) Forming compound groups or colonies by budding from basal processes or stolons; as, the social ascidians.
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Social science, the science of all that relates to the social condition, the relations and institutions which are involved in man's existence and his well-being as a member of an organized community; sociology. It concerns itself with questions of the public health, education, labor, punishment of crime, reformation of criminals, and the like. -- Social whale (Zol.), the blackfish. -- The social evil, prostitution.
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Syn. -- Sociable; companionable; conversible; friendly; familiar; communicative; convival; festive.
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