social group


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n social group people sharing some social relation
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  • E. J. Hobsbawm
    E. J. Hobsbawm
    “There is not much that even the most socially responsible scientists can do as individuals, or even as a group, about the social consequences of their activities.”


In literature:

It is true in the case of social habits which have become established in a large group.
"Human Traits and their Social Significance" by Irwin Edman
All of the other ... ah ... social groups are afraid of them.
"Out Like a Light" by Gordon Randall Garrett
At night the visiting commences, and soon in many huts are little social groups close around the fire.
"Detailed Minutiae of Soldier life in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865" by Carlton McCarthy
Then, money of fixed denomination, struck under the authority of a chief or of a social group.
"Essay on the Creative Imagination" by Th. Ribot
In the group competition just referred to there is a tendency for class interests to be put above general social welfare.
"Chapters in Rural Progress" by Kenyon L. Butterfield
Instead they are made the victims of a social system under which one group lives at the expense of another.
"The American Empire" by Scott Nearing
Yet a neighbor of his, in the same social group, closely related, has unusual capacity for affairs.
"Quaker Hill" by Warren H. Wilson
He has less sense of social variations and less realization of the need of group solidarity.
"Rural Problems of Today" by Ernest R. Groves
The strength of the rural community as a social group lies in two facts.
"The Farmer and His Community" by Dwight Sanderson
The company formed itself into groups for a pleasant social reunion.
"Whittier-land" by Samuel T. Pickard

In poetry:

Whether dispensing hope, and ease
To the pale victim of disease,
Or in the social crowd you sit,
And charm the group with sense and wit,
Moore's partial ear will not disdain
Attention to my artless strain.
"An Epistle To Dr. Moore" by Helen Maria Williams

In news:

Young adults organize own social group .
Women start social group for those entering dating pool later in life.
Look closer at claim of being part of a persecuted social group .
Social group toasts love for wine.
Breast cancer survivor group is a social movement .
My second suggestion is that we as social psychologists must work together in groups more.
After dealing with a 35% cut in federal grant money this year, nonprofit social service groups will likely have to deal with even fewer dollars during the next round of funding, officials warn.
How to expose a dishonest ' Social Welfare ' group.
Art-Themed Socialization Group for Adoptees.
Vet Group Issues Puppy Socialization Guidelines.
Hampton, Newport News group keeps painting, socializing together.
Women's Nordic group gears up for season of skiing, socializing .
A group trying to save the former St Nick's Social Club in Batavia hit a bit of a roadblock today.
But leaders of a youth football group in the restaurant and socializing with the men are refusing to cooperate, police say.
Democrats are continuing their offensive against conservative dark-money groups, arguing that they are not "social welfare" nonprofits as they claim but rather political committees flaunting donor disclosure rules.

In science:

However, there are probably often mechanisms at work which drive systems from equilibrium by inducing different correlations, as appears to be the case for most social networks, in which nodes (people) of a kind tend to group together.
Interplay between Network Topology and Dynamics in Neural Systems
For example, a given group of people may form an evolving social network (Kossinets and Watts, 2006) in which the edges represent friendship.
Interplay between Network Topology and Dynamics in Neural Systems
It is widely assumed [363, 409] that most social networks show “community structure,” i.e., groups of vertices that have a high density of edges within them, with a lower density of edges between groups.
The structure and function of complex networks
As discussed in Sec. I.A, many social networks are bipartite, forming what the sociologists call affiliation networks, i.e., networks of individuals joined by common membership of groups.
The structure and function of complex networks
We will model the group concept as the one of community is: based on a social network where an individual has most of its links to its own group and a minor part to the other groups.
When group level is different from the population level: an adaptive network with the Deffuant model