[soh-see-om-i-tree, soh-shee-]


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sociometry

Historical Examples of sociometry

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

    Somehow Good

    William de Morgan

British Dictionary definitions for sociometry



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