Definition of Disorder
(noun) An abnormality in the normal functioning of an individual’s body.
Examples of Disorder
- American English – /dis-OR-duhr/
- British English – /dis-AW-duh/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /dᵻˈsɔrdər/
- British English – /dɪsˈɔːdə/
- Plural: disorders
- Medical Sociology Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “disorder” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- contested illness
- medical sociology
- sick role
Cite the Definition of Disorder
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2015. “disorder.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved May 29, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/disorder/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
disorder. (2015). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/disorder/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2015. “disorder.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed May 29, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/disorder/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“disorder.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2015. Web. 29 May. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/disorder/>.