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[soh-see-uh-loj-i-kuh l or soh-see-uh-loj-ik; soh-shee-] /ˌsoʊ si əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl or ˌsoʊ si əˈlɒdʒ ɪk; ˌsoʊ ʃi-/
of, relating to, or characteristic of sociology and its methodology.
dealing with social questions or problems, especially focusing on cultural and environmental factors rather than on psychological or personal characteristics:
a sociological approach to art.
organized into a society; social.
Origin of sociological
First recorded in 1835-45; sociolog(y) + -ic + -al1
Related forms
sociologically, adverb
nonsociological, adjective
unsociological, adjective
unsociologically, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • There are sociologic as well as economic questions involved.

  • But your sociologic judgments are vitiated by your lack of practical knowledge.

  • That is to say, their discourse was not sociologic; rather it was of the frivolous and elegant.

    Seventeen Booth Tarkington
  • I have in the following pages attempted to solve no problem—I have advanced no sociologic schemes.

    The Woman Who Toils Mrs. John Van Vorst and Marie Van Vorst
  • All Semitic myths of which we have records are cosmogonic or sociologic or, in some late forms, theological constructions.

  • A considerable number of men have also discussed the sociologic and economic aspects of the question.

  • sociologic rub-dub I delight to hear; Philosophic flub-dub Titillates my ear.

    A line-o'-verse or two Bert Leston Taylor
  • Mark Twain's genius of social comprehension and sociologic interpretation went even deeper than this.

    Mark Twain Archibald Henderson
Word Origin and History for sociologic



1861; see sociology + -ical. Related: Sociologically.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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