Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The state or quality of being sociable; sociability.
  • n. An instance of sociableness.
  • n. The tendency to form communities and societies.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The character of being social; social quality or disposition; sociability; social intercourse, or its enjoyment.
  • n. The quality of an animal kind of being social.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being social; socialness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character of being social; social quality or disposition; sociability; social intercourse, or its enjoyment.
  • n. The impulses which cause men to form society.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the tendency to associate with others and to form social groups

Etymologies

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From Latin sociālitās ("fellowship, sociality"), from sociālis ("social"), from socius ("companion, ally") + -ālis

Examples

  • Groups and grumps: Study identifies 'sociality' neurons

    Science Press Releases

  • Again, the kind of sociality and risk in the online world in a US model that supplies all the discourse fails to operate in a very different and smaller context.

    Tears of Rage Against the Machine

  • I involuntarily paused at the frog-pond, for there seemed a kind of sociality in their voices.

    Recollections of a Southern matron,

  • Natural selection has equipped us with a religious longing for dialogue with supernatural beings, and this propensity has in turn fostered a sense of "sociality" and other emotions essential to dealing with the omnipresent threat of extinction at the hands of nature and hostile human groups.

    Commonweal Magazine

  • WideTag (our review), says that by 2050 objects will be judged more for their 'sociality' than their aesthetic value.

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  • BoingBoing are popular not just because of great content but also because of having "sociality" baked in.

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  • In that respect, this kind of sociality within a MMOG both resembles the sociality that many players inhabit in their daily lives and is *part* of that sociality--that in a synthetic world, players sometimes behave as if they are in a crowded social space like a mall (where one engages in individualized shopping, walking, viewing which is very like "solo levelling") and sometimes behave as if they're at a party or playing tennis with friends (becoming socially visible to other people, being engaged in simultaneous activity with a group).

    Alone Together in World of Warcraft?

  • "sociality" of Socialism is embraced and practiced.

    Army Rumour Service

  • We who desire to know all that is knowable of our sociality, must understand not merely the laws of gravitation and chemical reaction, the program of the Republican Party, or the motives behind the Boston Tea Party and John Brown's invasion of Harper's Ferry; we must understand, also, the strange spirit that moves strange men who are strangely provoked by the ridiculous social conditions of their time - which is our time.

    Jack London's Nonfiction Collection of Unpublished Book Forwards

  • In an attempt to make sense of this seemingly conflicting evidence, social psychologist Jesse Preston and her students (Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 4, p. 574) argue that a distinction must be made between two guiding principles of religious pro-sociality: A religious principle, where moral concern is primarily targeted at protecting the integrity of the religious in-group; and a supernatural principle where moral concern is focused on following divine laws of virtuous behavior.

    Matt J. Rossano: Who is My Neighbor?: The Best and Worst of Religious Morality

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