barter

(noun) The exchange of a good or service for another good or service without using money.

Example: Trade an apple for a banana or helping your brother move into an apartment if he cleans your deck.

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: barters
  • Also called:
    • barter economy
    • trade
  • Informally called:
    • swap
    • swop
  • A (noun) barterer is a person who makes a trade through (verb) bartering.

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Works Consulted

Collins English Dictionary: Complete and Unabridged. 6th ed. 2003. Glasgow, Scotland: Collins.

Henslin, James M. 2012. Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach. 10th ed. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

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OpenStax College. 2014. Introduction to Sociology.

Note: OpenStax College’s Introduction to Sociology is part of series of textbooks developed by Rice University and released under a Creative Commons License. Other textbooks include Principles of Economics, Psychology, and Introductory Statistics.

Oxford University Press. (N.d.) Oxford Dictionaries. (https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/).

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Random House Webster’s College Dictionary. 1997. New York: Random House.

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

 

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/>.