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asymmetry hypothesis

Definition of Asymmetry Hypothesis

(noun) An hypothesis arguing a woman’s class status is determined by the occupation of her husband.

Example of Asymmetry Hypothesis

  • If a woman’s husband is a successful banker, he confers his status to her, and thus the wife is considered part of the upper class.

Etymology of Asymmetry Hypothesis

Asymmetry Hypothesis Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: a·sym·me·try hy·poth·e·sis

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /ay-sIm-uh-tree hie-pAHth-uh-suhs/
  • British English – /ay-sIm-i-tree hie-pOth-i-sis/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˌeɪˈsɪmətri haɪˈpɑθəsəs/
  • British English – /æˈsɪmɪtri haɪˈpɒθɪsɪs/

Usage Notes

  • Plural: asymmetry hypotheses

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Works Consulted

Encyclopædia Britannica. (N.d.) Britannica Digital Learning. (https://britannicalearn.com/).

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation. (https://en.wikipedia.org/).

Wiley. (N.d.) Wiley Online Library. (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/).

Cite the Definition of Asymmetry Hypothesis

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “asymmetry hypothesis.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 24, 2020 (https://sociologydictionary.org/asymmetry-hypothesis/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

asymmetry hypothesis. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/asymmetry-hypothesis/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “asymmetry hypothesis.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 24, 2020. https://sociologydictionary.org/asymmetry-hypothesis/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“asymmetry hypothesis.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 24 Oct. 2020. <https://sociologydictionary.org/asymmetry-hypothesis/>.