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Definition of Divorce Probability

(noun) The likelihood (probability) that a marriage will end in divorce over a given period of time.

Example of Divorce Probability

  • The chance that a marriage will end in the first 10 years.

Divorce Probability Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: di·vorce prob·a·bil·i·ty

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /dɪˈvɔrs ˌprɑbəˈbɪləti/
  • British English – /dɪˈvɔːs ˌprɒbəˈbɪlɪti/

Usage Note

  • Plural: divorce probabilities

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Cite the Definition of Divorce Probability

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “divorce probability.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved June 6, 2020 (http://sociologydictionary.org/divorce-probability/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

divorce probability. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/divorce-probability/

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “divorce probability.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed June 6, 2020. http://sociologydictionary.org/divorce-probability/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“divorce probability.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 6 Jun. 2020. <http://sociologydictionary.org/divorce-probability/>.