Definition of E-waste
(noun) Waste created from broken or obsolete electronics.
Example of E-waste
- The upgrading of personal electronics and the ubiquitous nature of electronic devices in society creates a large amount of e-waste.
Syllabification: e waste
- American English – /EE-wAYst/
- British English – /EE-wayst/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /i-weɪst/
- British English – /iː-weɪst/
- Plural: e-wastes
- Where the disposal of e-waste occurs is sociologically interesting because of concerns over environmental racism.
- Variant spelling:
- Word origin of “e-” and “waste” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “e-waste.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 2, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/e-waste/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
e-waste. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/e-waste/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “e-waste.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 2, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/e-waste/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“e-waste.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 2 Oct. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/e-waste/>.