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cultural transmission

Definition of Cultural Transmission

(noun) The sharing and transfer of material culture (e.g.,  and nonmaterial culture (e.g., beliefs, norms, and values or “ideas”) of one culture to another.

Cultural Transmission Pronunciation

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Syllabification: cul·tur·al trans·mis·sion

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Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /kUHl-chuhr-ruhl trans-mIsh-uhn/
  • British English – /kUHl-chuh-ruhl tranz-mIsh-uhn/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈkʌlʧərəl trænzˈmɪʃən/
  • British English – /ˈkʌlʧərəl trænzˈmɪʃən/

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Cite the Definition of Cultural Transmission

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

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

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “cultural transmission.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 30, 2020. https://sociologydictionary.org/cultural-transmission/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“cultural transmission.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 30 Oct. 2020. <https://sociologydictionary.org/cultural-transmission/>.