mass society


noun Sociology.

a society whose members are characterized by having segmentalized, impersonal relations, a high degree of physical and social mobility, a spectator relation to events, and a pronounced tendency to conform to external popular norms.

Nearby words

  1. mass peristalsis,
  2. mass production,
  3. mass psychogenic illness,
  4. mass psychology,
  5. mass ratio,
  6. mass sociogenic illness,
  7. mass spectrograph,
  8. mass spectrometer,
  9. mass spectroscope,
  10. mass spectroscopy

Origin of mass society

First recorded in 1945–50

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