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bilocal residence

Definition of Bilocal Residence

(noun) When a married couple lives with or near either spousesfamily or alternates between families.

Bilocal Residence Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /bɪˈləʊkəl ˈrɛz(ə)d(ə)ns/
    • British English
      • /bɪˈləʊkəl ˈrɛzᵻd(ə)ns/
  • Syllabification: (bi·lo·cal res·i·dence)

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Works Consulted

Tischler, Henry L. 2011. Introduction to Sociology. 10th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Cite the Definition of Bilocal Residence

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “bilocal residence.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 18, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/bilocal-residence/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “bilocal residence.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 18, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/bilocal-residence/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“bilocal residence.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 18 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/bilocal-residence/>.