Definition of social construct in US English:

social construct


  • A concept or perception of something based on the collective views developed and maintained within a society or social group; a social phenomenon or convention originating within and cultivated by society or a particular social group, as opposed to existing inherently or naturally.


Early 20th century; earliest use found in Journal of Philosophical, Psychological and Scientific Methods. From social + construct.


social construct

/ˌsəʊʃl ˈkɒnstrʌkt/