from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to the structure, organization, or functioning of society.
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- adj. Of or pertaining to society or social groups, or to their activities, customs, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to the social order or to natural society.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. relating to human society and its members
"We came in naïve about what the problems were in Iraq, I don't think we understood what I call the societal devastation that occurred," he said, citing the Iran-Iraq war, the Gulf War and the international sanctions from 1990 to 2003 that wiped out the middle class.
Following the Beta launch of what it describes as a societal network, Microsoft has addressed some of the questions emerging around Vine.
In my opinion, there is the need for a change in societal perception of women especially in developing countries where such negative perceptions are dominant.
I find "political correctness" works both ways in societal politess.
As you sifted through the Horn Book archives, as you looked through them for seminal essays to include, did you notice changes in societal notions regarding these different reading stages?
These studies drive home several key issues, but two stand out: First, teachers cannot teach and parents cannot perform their duties responsibly if they do not have access, or appropriate guidance, training and support to deploy new technologies; and second, if we don't place a sharp emphasis on the 1.5 million children who enter kindergarten every year already behind their peers, we will face enormous long-term societal challenges.
However, with many traditional practices slow to die out, the blog says that changes in societal values brought about during the Soviet years have been overturned since independence.
The solemn future for Europe has more to do with a sea change in societal attitudes than in the future size and composition of its population.
Another factor is that urban dwellers have little patience for rural migrants, a built-in societal bias.
Especially ones that have to do with shifts in societal morays.