a social structure is a group of people (usually humans) who are bonded together in some way or another. Some social structures include tribes, societies, clans and groups, and family. The most common type of social structure is society.

A social structure is a group of people that share certain attributes. Social structures such as tribes, societies, clans and groups, and families are often defined by shared values and beliefs that they hold. On the other hand, a social structure is usually defined by what separates it from the rest of society, such as religion, language, or culture. Social structures are often defined by shared attributes that they share.