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sociometry

[soh-see-om-i-tree, soh-shee-] /ˌsoʊ siˈɒm ɪ tri, ˌsoʊ ʃi-/
noun
1.
the measurement of attitudes of social acceptance or rejection through expressed preferences among members of a social grouping.
Origin of sociometry
1930-1935
First recorded in 1930-35; socio- + -metry
Related forms
sociometric
[soh-see-uh-me-trik, soh-shee-] /ˌsoʊ si əˈmɛ trɪk, ˌsoʊ ʃi-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
sociometrist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sociometric

sociometry

/ˌsəʊsɪˈɒmɪtrɪ/
noun
1.
the study of sociological relationships, esp of preferences, within social groups
Derived Forms
sociometric (ˌsəʊsɪəˈmɛtrɪk) adjective
sociometrist, noun
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