Definition of Divorce Rate
(noun) The number of divorces a year per 1000 people over a given population.
Divorce Rate Pronunciation
Syllabification: di·vorce rate
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /dɪˈvɔrs reɪt/
- British English – /dɪˈvɔːs reɪt/
- Plural: divorce rates
- Variant spelling: divorce-rate
- The divorce rate is one of several rates called social statistics studied by sociologists in addition to the birth rate, fertility rate, and mortality rate.
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- divorce probability
- divorced family
- social statistics
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “divorce rate.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved June 5, 2023 (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 June 5, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/divorce-rate/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“divorce rate.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 5 Jun. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/divorce-rate/>.