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dysfunction

Definition of Dysfunction

(noun) Any action or behavior that has negative consequences for a group or society; an effect of structures that fosters social instability

Dysfunction Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /dɪsˈfʌŋkʃən/
    • British English
      • /dɪsˈfʌŋkʃən/
  • Syllabification: (dys·func·tion)

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Cite the Definition of Dysfunction

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2015. “dysfunction.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 17, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/dysfunction/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

dysfunction. (2015). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/dysfunction/

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2015. “dysfunction.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 17, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/dysfunction/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“dysfunction.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2015. Web. 17 Oct. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/dysfunction/>.