Example: Trade an apple for a banana or helping your brother move into an apartment if he cleans your deck.
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- Plural: barters
- Also called:
- barter economy
- Informally called:
- A (noun) barterer is a person who makes a trade through (verb) bartering.
- Word origin of “barter” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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How to Cite the Definition of Barter
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “barter.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 16, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/barter/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
barter. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/barter/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “barter.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 16, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/barter/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“barter.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 16 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/barter/>.