[ soh-see-om-i-tree, soh-shee- ]
/ ˌsoʊ siˈɒm ɪ tri, ˌsoʊ ʃi- /


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 forms

so·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

  • 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


/ (ˌsəʊsɪˈɒmɪtrɪ) /


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

Derived Forms

sociometric (ˌsəʊsɪəˈmɛtrɪk), adjectivesociometrist, noun
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