n. the people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships; "the social organization of England and America is very different"; "sociologists have studied the changing structure of the family" [syn: social organization, social organisation, social structure, structure]
A social system is the patterned series of interrelationships existing between individuals, groups, and institutions and forming a whole.
Usage examples of "social system".
Yes: but as happiness is an accidental state, resulting only from the development of man's faculties and his social system, it is not the immediate and direct object of nature.
The aggressive passions that led poor Puerto Rican and Negro youths in New York to wage war on rival gangs is now directed at the social system itself, and totally new kinds of social organizations, subcults and life style groupings are emerging in the ghetto.
The danger comes from the giant computers or the social system which never can be completely trusted.
He thinks this can be accomplished by creating a benign social system, supplemented with distraction mechanisms to keep people from poking too far into deadly subjects.
Since man acts among and deals with other men, I had to present the kind of social system that makes it possible for ideal men to exist and to function--a free, productive, rational system which demands and rewards the best in every man, and which is, obviously, laissez-faire capitalism.
Hindu: of Hinduism, a religious and social system which developed in India about 1400 B.
The (Tamers of the Convention did not wish to spark discontent by making advancement impossible, but it was vital to their social system that the process be kept difficult.
If so, then maybe there were things the Hyadeans might stand to learn from Earth before they got too zealous about importing their own ideas and social system.