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cultural environment

Definition of Cultural Environment

(noun) The behaviors, norms, and values that people use to understand and explain their physical and social environment.

Cultural Environment Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˈkəltʃ(ə)rəl ənˈvaɪrənm(ə)nt/
      • /ˈkəltʃ(ə)rəl ənˈvaɪ(ə)rnm(ə)nt/
      • /ˈkəltʃ(ə)rəl ɛnˈvaɪrənm(ə)nt/
      • /ˈkəltʃ(ə)rəl ɛnˈvaɪ(ə)rnm(ə)nt/
    • British English
      • /ˈkʌltʃ(ə)rəl ᵻnˈvʌɪrənm(ə)nt/
      • /ˈkʌltʃ(ə)rəl ᵻnˈvʌɪrn̩m(ə)nt/
      • /ˈkʌltʃ(ə)rəl ɛnˈvʌɪrənm(ə)nt/
      • /ˈkʌltʃ(ə)rəl ɛnˈvʌɪrn̩m(ə)nt/
      • /ˈkʌltʃ(ə)rl̩ ᵻnˈvʌɪrənm(ə)nt/
      • /ˈkʌltʃ(ə)rl̩ ᵻnˈvʌɪrn̩m(ə)nt/
      • /ˈkʌltʃ(ə)rl̩ ɛnˈvʌɪrənm(ə)nt/
      • /ˈkʌltʃ(ə)rl̩ ɛnˈvʌɪrn̩m(ə)nt/
  • Syllabification: (cul·tur·al en·vi·ron·ment)

Usage Note

  • Plural: cultural environments

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Cite the Definition of Cultural Environment

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “cultural environment.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 13, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/cultural-environment/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “cultural environment.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 13, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/cultural-environment/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“cultural environment.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 13 Oct. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/cultural-environment/>.