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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.


sociometry

/ ˌsəʊsɪəˈmɛtrɪk; ˌsəʊsɪˈɒmɪtrɪ /

noun

  1. the study of sociological relationships, esp of preferences, within social groups


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Derived Forms

  • sociometric, adjective
  • ˌsociˈometrist, noun
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Other Words From

  • so·ci·o·met·ric [soh-see-, uh, -, me, -trik, soh-shee-], adjective
  • soci·ome·trist noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of sociometry1

First recorded in 1930–35; socio- + -metry
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Example Sentences

If sociometry was to be a science, it must be worked out without axioms or postulates.

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