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Definition of Divorce Rate

(noun) The number of divorces a year per 1000 people over a given population.

Divorce Rate Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /dɪˈvɔːs reɪt/
    • British English
      • /dɪˈvɔːs reɪt/
  • Syllabification: (di·vorce rate)

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Cite the Definition of Divorce Rate

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “divorce rate.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 22, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/divorce-rate/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “divorce rate.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 22, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/divorce-rate/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“divorce rate.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 22 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/divorce-rate/>.