[ soh-see-uh-loj-i-kuhl, soh-shee- ]

  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of sociology and its methodology.

  2. 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.

  1. organized into a society; social.

Origin of sociological

First recorded in 1835–45; sociolog(y) + -ic + -al1
  • Also so·ci·o·log·ic [soh-see-uh-loj-ik, soh-shee-] /ˌsoʊ si əˈlɒdʒ ɪk, ˌsoʊ ʃi-/ .

Other words from sociological

  • so·ci·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverb
  • non·so·ci·o·log·i·cal, adjective
  • un·so·ci·o·log·i·cal, adjective
  • un·so·ci·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverb

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

How to use sociological in a sentence