• WordNet 3.6
    • n socialism a political theory advocating state ownership of industry
    • n socialism an economic system based on state ownership of capital
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Ants are social insects and live in colonies which may have as many as 500,000 individuals.
    • n Socialism A theory or system of social reform which contemplates a complete reconstruction of society, with a more just and equitable distribution of property and labor. In popular usage, the term is often employed to indicate any lawless, revolutionary social scheme. See Communism Fourierism Saint-Simonianism, forms of socialism. "Socialism ] was first applied in England to Owen's theory of social reconstruction, and in France to those also of St. Simon and Fourier . . . The word, however, is used with a great variety of meaning, . . . even by economists and learned critics. The general tendency is to regard as socialistic any interference undertaken by society on behalf of the poor, . . . radical social reform which disturbs the present system of private property . . . The tendency of the present socialism is more and more to ally itself with the most advanced democracy.""We certainly want a true history of socialism , meaning by that a history of every systematic attempt to provide a new social existence for the mass of the workers."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1865, several veterans of the Confederate Army formed a private social club in Pulaski, Tennessee, called the Ku Klux Klan.
    • n socialism Any theory or system of social organization which would abolish, entirely or in great part, the individual effort and competition on which modern society rests, and substitute for it coöperative action, would introduce a more perfect and equal distribution of the products of labor, and would make land and capital, as the instruments and means of production, the joint possession of the members of the community. The name is used to include a great variety of social theories and reforms which have more or less of this character.
    • n socialism that Christianity should be directly applied to the ordinary business of life, and that in view of this the present system of competition should give place to coöperative associations both productive and distributive, where all might work together as brothers;
    • n socialism that any outer change of the laborer's life, as aimed at in most socialistic schemes, would not suffice to settle the labor question, but that there must be an inner change brought about by education and elevation of character, especially through Christianity; and.
    • n socialism that the aid of the state should not be invoked further than to remove all hostile legislation. A similar scheme appeared somewhat earlier in France. The doctrines of Christian socialism, or similar doctrines under the same name, have been frequently advocated in the United States.
    • n socialism Specifically, in Germany, legislation, supported by Prince Bismarck, intended to improve the condition of the working-man. Among the measures included were the insurance of workmen against accident, sickness, and old age, and the establishment of cooperative associations under state protection.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Elizabethan and Jacobean times, the age of a person when they marry was dependant on the person's class. Those with a high social status were permitted to marry at a younger age.
    • ns Socialism the name given to any one of various schemes for regenerating society by a more equal distribution of property, and esp. by substituting the principle of association for that of competition
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  • Laurence J. Mcginley
    Laurence J. Mcginley
    “The problem is not whether business will survive in competition with business, but whether any business will survive at all in the ;face of social change.”
  • William J. Durant
    “There is nothing in socialism that a little age or a little money will not cure.”
  • Jules Renard
    “Socialism must come down from the brain and reach the heart.”
  • Phil Lout
    Phil Lout
    “I find it unusual that it is more socially acceptable to complain about what you have than it is to ask for what you want.”
  • Bertrand Russell
    “In America everybody is of opinion that he has no social superiors, since all men are equal, but he does not admit that he has no social inferiors.”
  • H.G. Wells
    “The path of social advancement is, and must be, strewn with broken friendships.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. socialisme,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. sociabilissociāre, to associate—socius, a companion.


In literature:

"Human Traits and their Social Significance" by Irwin Edman
The poet's social condition at Bowden was little favourable to the composition of poetry.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
Every one who complained of social inequalities, every dreamer of social Utopias, was called a Socialist.
"Socialism" by John Spargo
Her social sphere was enlarged.
"Mary Wollstonecraft" by Elizabeth Robins Pennell
It is a collective creation of his, through which his social being tries to find itself in its truth and beauty.
"Creative Unity" by Rabindranath Tagore
There is a new conscience for character and social usefulness in the college and university.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920" by Various
It is through social contact and absolute social value alone that you can accomplish any great social good.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
These bonds are not merely religious, in the technical sense; they are social and cultural as well.
"The New World of Islam" by Lothrop Stoddard
Socialism then, is a philosophy of human progress, a theory of social evolution, the main outlines of which I have already sketched for you.
"The Common Sense of Socialism" by John Spargo
The girl will find that it is unsatisfactory to spend much time in social conversation.
"The Canadian Girl at Work" by Marjory MacMurchy

In poetry:

"Dear faithful dog! if man to me
Had half thy virtue shewn,
From social life I should not flee,
To roam the wild alone!"
"The Hermit's Dog" by William Hayley
Quick the magic raptures steal
O'er the fancy kindling brain,
Warm the heart with social zeal,
And song and laughter reign.
"Song" by Ann Radcliffe
Once -- in a social summer's walk,
The gaudy day was fled;
They cheated time with cheerful talk
When thus Sir Ardolph said:
"Sir Eldred Of The Bower : A Legendary Tale: In Two Parts" by Hannah More
In social fellowship, our hearts
With kindly thoughts grow warm;
Then is there not a pleasant side,
E'en to a raging storm?
"A Snow Storm" by Thomas Frederick Young
Often the youth, in early morn,
Awak'd a social sylvan flute.
To notes as gay, as Dian's horn,
Or tender, as Apollo's lute.
"The Stag" by William Hayley
We next had the social jubilee,
And from my heart I wondered;
If any girl there would talk to me—
A simple, social blunder.
"Ajax' Bashfulness" by Frank Barbour Coffin

In news:

Awareness, Inc Unveils Industry's First and Only Social Scoring Capability That Drives Repeatable & Predictable Social Marketing ROI.
Just check out the headlines and huge dollar amounts being thrown at certain, popular social apps by other, larger social networks.
Unified's 'social operating platform' brings enterprise architecture, scalability to social media advertising.
A bold social media marketing experiment on the Mars brand's home page prompted a lively debate at the fourth annual Social Media Conference.
Vivian Singer, a veteran Brooklyn social work er, never forgot her 1973 volunteer experience in the Department of Social Work at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem.
One of our social work ers was concerned because there was a pretty steady flow of people coming in and asking to see one social work er in particular, Deloris Chaskley.
Oakland University's social work program has been nationally accredited by the Council of Social Work Education, meaning that the university can now grant bachelor's degrees in the field.
New York University Silver School of Social Work at Sarah Lawrence College now offers new options to earn your Master of Social Work degree.
Socializing Adult Dogs and the Importance of Maintaining Socialization .
Time to socialize social media.
MMM > News > Social media "power users" favor letting companies socialize , survey finds.
At The Post, reporters get socialized to social media.
I feel strongly that if anyone wants to socialize instead, he/she should arrange and host their own meetings at home and make it clear the gathering is a social chat.
As long as you make at least $400 net per year, report this income, and pay social security taxes on it, you can be eligible for all social security benefits.
34 Social Security Secrets You Need to Know Now Noted economist and author Larry Kotlikoff of Boston University is our Social Security answer man here on Making Sen $e.

In science:

The first setting is a social one in which agents have inherent cos ts associated with being on or off that correlate with the social objective.
Near Optimality in Covering and Packing Games by Exposing Global Information
Then a star graph in which vertices are agents and edges are sets has a global optimum with only the center on, yielding social cost c, compared to a low quality Nash Equilibrium in which only the center is off, yielding social cost c(n − 1).
Near Optimality in Covering and Packing Games by Exposing Global Information
Link with Social Choice and Behavioral Economics: We believe that further research and user trials will lead to deeper links between novel visualization, social choice theory, and behavioral economics .
Widescope - A social platform for serious conversations on the Web
In social influence models, individuals’ nodal characteristics are determined by social ties (see Robins et al. (2001b) and references therein).
Exponential-family Random Network Models
This characteristic of social learning in conjunction with the continuously growing social network user base could leverage the potential of a next generation of e-learning.
In the Face (book) of Social Learning