social disorganization


noun Sociology.

disruption or breakdown of the structure of social relations and values resulting in the loss of social controls over individual and group behavior, the development of social isolation and conflict, and a sense of estrangement or alienation from the mainstream of one's culture; the condition or state of anomie.

Nearby words

  1. social democratic and labour party,
  2. social democratic party,
  3. social democratic workingmen's party,
  4. social differentiation,
  5. social disease,
  6. social distance,
  7. social drinker,
  8. social dumping,
  9. social dynamics,
  10. social economics

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