Meaning of social differentiation in English:

social differentiation

noun

Sociology
  • 1The process by which the different roles and functions of the members of a society become institutionalized; the result of this process.

  • 2The process by which groups or communities disperse to form separate or distinct societies.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Herbert Spencer (1820–1903), philosopher, social theorist, and sociologist.