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belief system

Definition of Belief System

(noun) A set of beliefs held by a particular society, culture, or individual.

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Belief System Pronunciation

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Syllabification: be·lief sys·tem

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– British English

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /bɪˈlif ˈsɪstəm/
  • British English – /bɪˈliːf ˈsɪstɪm/

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Reference

Kendall, Diana. 2006. Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials. 5th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

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Cite the Definition of Belief System

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “belief system.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 10, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/belief-system/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

belief system. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/belief-system/

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “belief system.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 10, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/belief-system/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“belief system.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 10 Dec. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/belief-system/>.