carrying capacity

(noun) The amount of people that an area of land can support based on the amount of available resources.

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: carrying capacities

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Works Consulted

Griffiths, Heather, Nathan Keirns, Eric Strayer, Susan Cody-Rydzewski, Gail Scaramuzzo, Tommy Sadler, Sally Vyain, Jeff Bry, Faye Jones. 2016. Introduction to Sociology 2e. Houston, TX: OpenStax.

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How to Cite the Definition of Carrying Capacity

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “carrying capacity.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 16, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/carrying-capacity/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “carrying capacity.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 16, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/carrying-capacity/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“carrying capacity.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 16 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/carrying-capacity/>.