Sociology is defined as the study of human values, relationships, beliefs and society.(noun)
An example of sociology is what someone is studying when they attend a religious service of a religion that isn’t their own.
See sociology in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr sociologie (coined in 1830 by (Isidore) Auguste (Marie François Xavier) Comte): see socio- & -logy
See sociology in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French sociologie
Origin: : socio-, socio-
Origin: + -logie, study (from Greek -logiā; see -logy).
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