social

social so‧cial [ˈsəʊʆl ǁ ˈsoʊ-] adjective
1. concerning human society and its organization, or the quality of people's lives:

• The only measurable social cost of high speed rail is that of noise.

• Companies who dump waste are ignoring their social responsibility.

2. related to people's position in society, according to their job, family, wealth etc:

• British lawyers enjoy a higher social status than French ones.

• Money management is not, as you might expect, dominated by the upper social classes.

3. HUMAN RESOURCES concerning the relationship between companies and employees, and between companies and society:

• This is the first time that institutional investors have challenged a company on environmental and social issues.

4. related to activities you do to enjoy yourself when you are not at work:

• The firm spent thousands of dollars on social gatherings.

5. related to the way you meet people and form relationships:

• We are looking for graduates with a high level of social skills (= ability to meet people easily and deal with them well ) .

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social UK US /ˈsəʊʃəl/ adjective [before noun]
relating to society and the way people live together: »

Women may have emerged as Algeria's most potent force for social change.

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If the government is to earn a reputation as a government of social reform it will need to loosen its alliance with capitalism.

relating to your position in society: »

The rate of stress at work is consistent throughout the population, irrespective of age, sex and social class.

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social status/standing

relating to activities in which you meet and spend time with other people and to your ability to be friendly with others: »

Social skills are what employers need most.

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There is a social event every two or three months.

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I keep my social life fairly separate from work.

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social UK US /ˈsəʊʃəl/ noun [C]
an event at which people can meet and enjoy themselves: »

The company is sponsoring socials to bring telecommuters together and give them the feeling that they belong to a community.

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We meet up at various socials; it assists team building.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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