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social

[ soh-shuhl ]
/ ˈsoʊ ʃəl /
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adjective

noun

a social gathering or party, especially of or as given by an organized group: a church social.
Digital Technology. social media: photos posted to social.

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Origin of social

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English, Middle French, from Latin sociālis, equivalent to soci(us) “partner, comrade” (derivative of sequī “to follow”) + -ālis -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for social

social
/ (ˈsəʊʃəl) /

adjective

noun

an informal gathering, esp of an organized group, to promote companionship, communal activity, etc

Derived forms of social

socially, adverbsocialness, noun

Word Origin for social

C16: from Latin sociālis companionable, from socius a comrade
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