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clan

Definition of Clan

(noun) A group of people descended from a common ancestor such as an individual, animal, mythical being, or plant.

Example of Clan

Clan Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: clan

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /klAn/
  • British English – /klAn/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /klæn/
  • British English – /klan/

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Cite the Definition of Clan

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “clan.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved February 23, 2020 (https://sociologydictionary.org/clan/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “clan.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed February 23, 2020. https://sociologydictionary.org/clan/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“clan.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 23 Feb. 2020. <https://sociologydictionary.org/clan/>.