digital divide

(noun) Uneven access to technology due to inequalities between different social, cultural, and economic groups; often caused by location.

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  • Plural: digital divides

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How to Cite the Definition of Digital Divide

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “digital divide.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 18, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/digital-divide/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “digital divide.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 18, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/digital-divide/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“digital divide.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 18 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/digital-divide/>.