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cornucopian theory

Definition of Cornucopian Theory

(noun) Theory asserting environmental problems caused by a growing global population will be solved by human ingenuity and technological innovation.

Example of Cornucopian Theory

  • According to the theory, technological advancements in farming will keep up with population growth.

Cornucopian Theory Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: cor·nu·co·pi·an the·o·ry

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Usage Note

  • Plural: cornucopian theories

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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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Cite the Definition of Cornucopian Theory

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “cornucopian theory.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved November 28, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/cornucopian-theory/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “cornucopian theory.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed November 28, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/cornucopian-theory/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“cornucopian theory.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 28 Nov. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/cornucopian-theory/>.