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descent group

Definition of Descent Group

(noun) A group in which all members share a common ancestor.

Examples of Descent Group

Descent Group Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /dəˈsɛnt ɡrup/
      • /diˈsɛnt ɡrup/
    • British English
      • /dᵻˈsɛnt ɡruːp/
  • Syllabification: (de·scent group)

Usage Note

  • Plural: descent groups

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Cite the Definition of Descent Group

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “descent group.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 17, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/descent-group/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “descent group.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 17, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/descent-group/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“descent group.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 17 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/descent-group/>.