macrosociology

[ mak-roh-soh-see-ol-uh-jee, -soh-shee- ]
/ ˌmæk roʊˌsoʊ siˈɒl ə dʒi, -ˌsoʊ ʃi- /

noun

the sociological study of large-scale social systems and long-term patterns and processes.

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Origin of macrosociology

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British Dictionary definitions for macrosociology

macrosociology
/ (ˌmækrəʊˌsəʊsɪˈɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the branch of sociology concerned with the study of human societies on a wide scale

Derived forms of macrosociology

macrosociological, adjective
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