sociometry

[soh-see-om-i-tree, soh-shee-]
noun
  1. the measurement of attitudes of social acceptance or rejection through expressed preferences among members of a social grouping.

Origin of sociometry

First recorded in 1930–35; socio- + -metry
Related formsso·ci·o·met·ric [soh-see-uh-me-trik, soh-shee-] /ˌsoʊ si əˈmɛ trɪk, ˌsoʊ ʃi-/, adjectiveso·ci·om·e·trist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sociometric

sociometry

noun
  1. the study of sociological relationships, esp of preferences, within social groups
Derived Formssociometric (ˌsəʊsɪəˈmɛtrɪk), adjectivesociometrist, noun
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