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Definitions of Case

  1. (noun) One unit in a sample.
  2. (noun) One example or instance in a study.

Examples of Case

Case Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /keɪs/
    • British English
      • /keɪs/
  • Syllabification: (case)

Usage Notes

  • Plural: cases
  • A case study is a detailed and in-depth study of a single case.
  • Also called data point.

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Cite the Definition of Case

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2015. “case.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 21, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/case/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

case. (2015). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/case/

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2015. “case.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 21, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/case/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“case.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2015. Web. 21 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/case/>.