or so·ci·o·log·ic

[soh-see-uh-loj-i-kuh l or soh-see-uh-loj-ik; soh-shee-]


of, relating to, or characteristic of sociology and its methodology.
dealing with social questions or problems, especially focusing on cultural and environmental factors rather than on psychological or personal characteristics: a sociological approach to art.
organized into a society; social.

Origin of sociological

First recorded in 1835–45; sociolog(y) + -ic + -al1
Related formsso·ci·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·so·ci·o·log·i·cal, adjectiveun·so·ci·o·log·i·cal, adjectiveun·so·ci·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sociologic

Historical Examples of sociologic

  • There are sociologic as well as economic questions involved.

  • But your sociologic judgments are vitiated by your lack of practical knowledge.

  • That is to say, their discourse was not sociologic; rather it was of the frivolous and elegant.


    Booth Tarkington

  • I have in the following pages attempted to solve no problem—I have advanced no sociologic schemes.

    The Woman Who Toils

    Mrs. John Van Vorst and Marie Van Vorst

  • All Semitic myths of which we have records are cosmogonic or sociologic or, in some late forms, theological constructions.

Word Origin and History for sociologic



1861; see sociology + -ical. Related: Sociologically.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper