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contested illness

Definition of Contested Illness

(noun) An illness that is questioned or disputed by members of the medical field.

Examples of Contested Illness

Contested Illness Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: con·test·ed ill·ness

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /kuhn-tEs-tuhd Il-nuhs/
  • British English – /kuhn-tE-stid Il-nis/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /kənˈtɛstəd ˈɪlnəs/
  • British English – /kənˈtɛstɪd ˈɪlnɪs/

Usage Note

  • Plural: contested illnesses

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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.

Oxford University Press. (N.d.) Oxford Dictionaries. (https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/).

Princeton University. 2010. WordNet. (https://wordnet.princeton.edu/).

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wiktionary, The Free Dictionary. Wikimedia Foundation. (http://en.wiktionary.org).

Cite the Definition of Contested Illness

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “contested illness.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 30, 2020 (https://sociologydictionary.org/contested-illness/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “contested illness.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 30, 2020. https://sociologydictionary.org/contested-illness/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“contested illness.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 30 Sep. 2020. <https://sociologydictionary.org/contested-illness/>.