social construct

[ soh-shuhl kon-struhkt ]

  1. a complex concept or practice shared by a society or group, not arising from any natural or innate source but built on the assumptions upheld, usually tacitly, by its members: The Green Party supports the EU in viewing disability as a social construct and recognizes the well-established link between poverty and disability.

Origin of social construct

First recorded in 1900–05

Words Nearby social construct Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023