Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality of being social; socialness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun the tendency to associate with others and to form social groups

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

Examples

  • Groups and grumps: Study identifies 'sociality' neurons

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  • 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.

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  • 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

  • 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).

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  • "sociality" of Socialism is embraced and practiced.

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  • "sociality" of Socialism is embraced and practiced.

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