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a. The totality of socially transmitted behavior patterns, arts, beliefs, institutions, and
all other products of human work and thought.
b. These patterns, traits, and products considered as the expression of a particular
period, class, community, or population: Edwardian culture; Japanese culture;
the culture of poverty.
c. These patterns, traits, and products considered with respect to a particular
category, such as a field, subject, or mode of expression: religious culture in the
Middle Ages; musical culture; oral culture.
d. The predominating attitudes and behavior that characterize the functioning of a
group or organization.

Society or human society is a group of people related to each other through persistent relations
such as social status, roles and social networks. By extension, society denotes the people of a
region or country, sometimes even the world, taken as a whole.[1] Used in the sense of an
association, a society is a body of individuals outlined by the bounds of functional
interdependence, possibly comprising characteristics such as national or cultural identity, social
solidarity, language or hierarchical organization. Human societies are characterized by patterns
of relationships between individuals sharing a distinctive culture and institutions. Like other
communities or groups, a society allows its members to achieve needs or wishes they could not
fulfill alone.independent of, and utterly irreducible to, the qualities of constituent individuals; it
may act to oppress. The urbanization and rationalization inherent in some, particularly Western
capitalist, societies, has been associated with feelings of isolation and social "anomie".
More broadly, a society is an economic, social or industrial infrastructure, made up of a varied
collection of individuals. Members of a society may be from different ethnic groups. A society
may be a particular ethnic group, such as the Saxons; a nation state, such as Bhutan; a broader
cultural group, such as a Western society. The word society may also refer to an organized
voluntary association of people for religious, benevolent, cultural, scientific, political, patriotic,
or other purposes. A "society" may even, though more by means of metaphor, refer to a social
organism such as an ant colony.

a. The totality of social relationships among humans.

b. A group of humans broadly distinguished from other groups by mutual interests,
participation in characteristic relationships, shared institutions, and a common
c. The institutions and culture of a distinct self-perpetuating group.