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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

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: cul·tur·al en·vi·ron·ment

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈkʌlʧərəl ɪnˈvaɪrənmənt/
  • British English – /ˈkʌlʧərəl ɪnˈvaɪərənmənt/

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 December 9, 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 December 9, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/cultural-environment/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“cultural environment.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 9 Dec. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/cultural-environment/>.