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social unit


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n social unit an organization regarded as part of a larger social group "the coach said the offensive unit did a good job","after the battle the soldier had trouble rejoining his unit"
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  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
    “I believe that for the past twenty years there has been a creeping socialism spreading in the United States.”


In literature:

Like so many of his class, he united passion for public business to sympathy with social gaiety and pleasure.
"The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by John Morley
The primary unit of his social life is the family in the home.
"Society" by Henry Kalloch Rowe
The family remains the social unit as it has been in all ages.
"Usury" by Calvin Elliott
It will be considering them as part of the living organism which the social units of man have created.
"Folklore as an Historical Science" by George Laurence Gomme
A lady in the United States, as a rule, makes her social position.
"The Youth's Companion" by Various
Tory knew that social distinctions were more seriously regarded in England than the United States.
"The Girl Scouts in Beechwood Forest" by Margaret Vandercook
The law under consideration is exemplified in the social, industrial, and political development of the United States.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 3 No 2, February 1863" by Various
When the custom of exogamy arose it would naturally attach to the clan as the social unit.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
Attempts to Revive Primary Groups in the City, as the Social Center, the Settlement, the Social Unit Experiment, etc.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
People cannot be united in religion until they are united in their social economy.
"The Evolution of the Country Community" by Warren H. Wilson
Religion formed a strong cement to bind the different social units of a tribe together.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
The family had for centuries presented the basic, most important unit in the social structure of the country.
"Area Handbook for Albania" by Eugene K. Keefe
"The Haunters of the Silences" by Charles G. D. Roberts
The United Presbyterians built a chapel, serving also as a social room.
"The Story of Chautauqua" by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
The family was considered the social unit.
"A Short History of England, Ireland and Scotland" by Mary Platt Parmele
Gifford's two papers (1923, 1926) stand as models of investigation of a single social unit, the village of Cigom.
"The Aboriginal Population of the North Coast of California" by Sherburne Friend Cook
"The Girl From Tim's Place" by Charles Clark Munn
He painted several of the presidents of the United States and many other men of political and social prominence.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 8" by Various
From the social point of view, the bond that unites us has never been shattered.
"The Secret of Sarek" by Maurice Leblanc
In this article, he is seeking the unit of social value, the measure of the importance of a good to society.
"Social Value" by B. M. Anderson

In news:

Within minutes, '# safeandsound ' reportedly became the top trending topic on Twitter in the United States and the second hottest topic on the social media site worldwide.
Linkin Park are joining forces with the United Nations Foundation and several other organizations for Rio+Social.
The great sociologist preferred the social acts of individuals to be the basic units of sociological analysis.
The strife in our social and political systems throughout Texas and the United States.
The Mission of the United Fishermen of Alaska is: To promote and protect the common interest of Alaska's commercial fishing industry, as a vital component of Alaska's social and economic well-being.
United Feature Syndicate, Inc. What is the social pay scale.
Salem United Church of Christ, McGirk, had a record turnout for their Annual Ice Cream Social held Saturday, Aug 27.
Salem United Church of Christ, McGirk, held its Annual Ice Cream Social Saturday, Aug 27.
The United States Supreme Court and the Social State.
Kelly says the NYPD will be doubling the size of its gang unit to combat a surge in social media-fueled violence.
USA Network is turning to a Mouse to unite its characters-at least as far as social media is concerned.
As Disney's interactive unit focuses on producing games for social networking sites and mobile platforms, the company has acquired South Korean game developer Studio Ex.
As Disney 's interactive unit focuses on producing games for social networking sites and mobile platforms, the company has acquired South Korean game developer Studio Ex.
Cyberbullying isn't a torment endured only by children, as a new study in the United Kingdom finds that picking on colleagues via email and social-networking sites is common in the workplace, too.
Both brands touted their Facebook strategies, which maximize the value of each social media fan, for helping them grow sales and units.

In science:

There is a natural tendency of social units (people, enterprises or political fractions) to differ and to compete.
Why everything gets slower ?
The root problem is the social, cultural and behavioral diversity among various units and subunits of the organization (Pisano 1994).
On challenges and opportunities of designing integrated IT platforms for supporting knowledge works in organizations
Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat. 2007.
Random Walks Estimate Land Value
Strogatz, “Random graph models of social networks,” Proc. of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 99, no.
Topology Discovery of Sparse Random Graphs With Few Participants
FuturICT will pioneer models of social self-organisation, built on elementary units that are treated as agents, which interact in ways that capture the essence of the richness and complexity of socially interactive systems. However, self-organising systems do not necessarily imply sustainable or optimal states.
In particular, while the elementary units of complex socially interactive systems adapt to one another and thereby give birth to new, macroscopic system properties, these may produce micro-level effects, behaviours, and properties that need to be identified and considered as well.
As noted above, in the social network theory separate variables are assigned to the units and to the relations between them .
Around the gap between sociophysics and sociology
How to assign this kind of structure to a set of social units (individuals or groups) is the matter of research in sociology [6, 24] and in sociophysics .
Around the gap between sociophysics and sociology
However, social dilemmas also occurred on evolutionary scales and life could not have unfolded without the repeated incorporation of lower level units into higher levels entities.
Stochastic evolutionary game dynamics
Interactions between units in phyical, biological, technological, and social systems usually give rise to intrincate networks with non-trivial structure, which critically affects the dynamics and properties of the system (Guimerá, 2007).
The physical condition from the perspective of complexity: Application of a physical activity program for Alzheimer's disease