sociality

[ soh-shee-al-i-tee ]
/ ˌsoʊ ʃiˈæl ɪ ti /
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noun

social nature or tendencies as shown in the assembling of individuals in communities.
the action on the part of individuals of associating together in communities.
the state or quality of being social.

Origin of sociality

First recorded in 1640–50, sociality is from the Latin word sociālitāt- (stem of sociālitās). See social, -ity
Related formsnon·so·ci·al·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sociality

sociality

/ (ˌsəʊʃɪˈælɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

the tendency of groups and persons to develop social links and live in communities
the quality or state of being social
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Word Origin and History for sociality

sociality


n.

1640s, from French socialité or directly from Latin socialitas "fellowship, sociableness," from socialis (see social (adj.)).

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