symbolic interactionism


noun Sociology.

a theory that human interaction and communication is facilitated by words, gestures, and other symbols that have acquired conventionalized meanings.

Nearby words

  1. symblepharopterygium,
  2. symbol,
  3. symbol retailer,
  4. symbolic,
  5. symbolic code,
  6. symbolic language,
  7. symbolic logic,
  8. symbolical books,
  9. symbolics,
  10. symbolise

Origin of symbolic interactionism

First recorded in 1965–70

Related formssymbolic interactionist, noun

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