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cultural diffusion

Definition of Cultural Diffusion

(noun) The transmission of cultural aspects (e.g., art, language, norms) from one location to another.

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Cultural Diffusion Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˈkəltʃ(ə)rəl dᵻˈfjuʒən/
    • British English
      • /ˈkʌltʃ(ə)rəl dᵻˈfjuːʒn/
      • /ˈkʌltʃ(ə)rl̩ dᵻˈfjuːʒn/
  • Syllabification: (cul·tur·al dif·fu·sion)

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Cite the Definition of Cultural Diffusion

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “cultural diffusion.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 13, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/cultural-diffusion/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “cultural diffusion.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 13, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/cultural-diffusion/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“cultural diffusion.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 13 Oct. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/cultural-diffusion/>.