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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sociologist mean? 

  The noun SOCIOLOGIST has 1 sense:

1. a social scientist who studies the institutions and development of human society

  Familiarity information: SOCIOLOGIST used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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A social scientist who studies the institutions and development of human society

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("sociologist" is a kind of...):

social scientist (someone expert in the study of human society and its personal relationships)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sociologist"):

demographer; demographist; population scientist (a scientist who studies the growth and density of populations and their vital statistics)

psephologist (a sociologist who studies election trends)

Instance hyponyms:

First Baron Passfield; Sidney James Webb; Sidney Webb; Webb (English sociologist and economist and a central member of the Fabian Society (1859-1947))

Sumner; William Graham Sumner (United States sociologist (1840-1910))

Herbert Spencer; Spencer (English philosopher and sociologist who applied the theory of natural selection to human societies (1820-1903))

David Riesman; David Riesman Jr.; Riesman (United States sociologist (1909-2002))

Parsons; Talcott Parsons (United States sociologist (1902-1979))

Pareto; Vilfredo Pareto (Italian sociologist and economist whose theories influenced the development of fascism in Italy (1848-1923))

Merton; Robert King Merton; Robert Merton (United States sociologist (1910-2003))

Charles Fourier; Fourier; Francois Marie Charles Fourier (French sociologist and reformer who hoped to achieve universal harmony by reorganizing society (1772-1837))

Durkheim; Emile Durkheim (French sociologist and first professor of sociology at the Sorbonne (1858-1917))

Max Weber; Weber (German sociologist and pioneer of the analytic method in sociology (1864-1920))

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