social-, socia-, soci-, socio- +
(Latin: companion, partner, ally, comrade; interpersonal relationships, living with others, allied, associated; characterized by friendliness or geniality)
2. To cause the molecules of a compound to break down into simpler molecules, atoms, or ions; usually in a reversible reaction, or break down in this way.
3. To separate a group of mental processes from the rest of the mind, causing them to lose their usual relationship with it.
2. In psychology and psychiatry, a perceived detachment of the mind from the emotional state or even from the body.
Dissociation is characterized by a sense of the world as a dreamlike or unreal place and may be accompanied by poor memory of the specific events, which in severe form is known as dissociative amnesia.
2. The property inherent in some biological stocks (as of certain bacteria) of differentiating into two or more distinct and relatively permanent strains.
3. The process by which a chemical combination breaks up into simpler constituents; especially : one that results from the action of energy (as heat) on a gas or of a solvent on a dissolved substance.
Motto of Indian River Community College, Ft. Pierce, Florida, USA.
2. Uncoordinated nervous discharge either following injury or while in shock.
2. Denoting the interrelationship between a person and his or her environment, in particular the psychological and interpersonal aspects of the individual's relationship to the group.
2. A ranking index which ranges from isolation to aggregation.
3. The characteristic in adult humans to seek the company of other people and to engage in amicable exchange with them, or the disposition in human infants and in infrahumans to react to others of their species, an integral part of temperament (one's usual mood).
4. The act or an instance of being sociable.
5. The quality, state, disposition, or inclination of being sociable.
2. Friendly and pleasant to other people.
3. Allowing people to mix in an informal way.
4. A group of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity or inclined to or conducive to companionship with others.
2. Inclined to seek or to enjoy companionship.
3. Marked by or conducive to friendliness or pleasant social relations.