- the system or complex of beliefs held by members of a social group.
- the system of relations between the constituent groups of a society.
- the relationship between or the interrelated arrangement of the social institutions of a society or culture, as of mores, marriage customs, or family.
- the pattern of relationships, as of status or friendship, existing among the members of a group or society.
Origin of social structure
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How to use social structure in a sentence
The differences between mole-rats’ vocal signatures are instead a learned part of their social structure.Like humans, naked mole-rats have regional accents|Rahul Rao|February 25, 2021|Popular-Science
What we’re talking about is making pretty substantial changes to how most of our social structures are set up and how we think about relating to other people.What the public is getting right — and wrong — about police abolition|Fabiola Cineas|October 30, 2020|Vox
There is no escaping the limits of our bodies, the limits of medicine, and the brokenness of social structures that make and keep people sick.Thank You for the 7 PM Clapping, But Camaraderie Is Needed More Than Ever - Facts So Romantic|Ayala Danzig|October 5, 2020|Nautilus
These past few months have taught me a lot about myself, my daughters, my bond with them, and the value of social structures that I took for granted.How parents can add purpose and structure to their kids’ online learning|Tara Chklovski|August 20, 2020|Quartz
Technologies like artificial intelligence and automation may help relieve the work burdens of millions of people—but to benefit from their impact, we need to start changing our social structures and the way we think about work now.The Global Work Crisis: Automation, the Case Against Jobs, and What to Do About It|Peter Xing|August 6, 2020|Singularity Hub
One blames black Americans as a race; the other, racism as a social structure.No Gods, No Cops, No Masters|James Poulos|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
While many Hawaiians still secretly worshipped the old gods, kapu was dead as a public pillar of the social structure.How Haoles Destroyed Hawaii|Wendy Smith|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The old social structure had been disrupted in the civil convulsion, and the old political order likewise.The Ultimate Criminal|Archibald H. Grimke
Trask's efforts to explain the political and social structure of the Sword-Worlds met the same incomprehension from Bentrik.Space Viking|Henry Beam Piper
From thence they were sent by ship to Europe, and the great social structure they had erected fell forthwith to the ground.South America|W. H. Koebel
Bentham's method may be applicable at a given moment, when the social structure is already consolidated and uniform.The English Utilitarians, Volume I.|Leslie Stephen
In the inchoate phase of their development they are but different aspects of the same general facts of social structure.The Theory of the Leisure Class|Thorstein Veblen