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Definition of Economism

(noun) The theory that economic forces have dominance over all others such as social forces and cultural forces.

Economism Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: econ·o·mism

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International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /əˈkɑnəˌmɪz(ə)m/
  • British English – /ᵻˈkɒnəmɪz(ə)m/

Usage Note

  • Plural: economisms

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Works Consulted

The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. 5th ed. 2011. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Macmillan. (N.d.) Macmillan Dictionary. (https://www.macmillandictionary.com/).

Merriam-Webster. (N.d.) Merriam-Webster Dictionary. (http://www.merriam-webster.com/).

Oxford University Press. (N.d.) Oxford Dictionaries. (https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/).

Stewart, Paul, and Johan Zaaiman, eds. 2015. Sociology: A Concise South African Introduction. Cape Town: Juta.

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wiktionary, The Free Dictionary. Wikimedia Foundation. (http://en.wiktionary.org).

Cite the Definition of Economism

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2015. “economism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved February 6, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/economism/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2015. “economism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed February 6, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/economism/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“economism.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2015. Web. 6 Feb. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/economism/>.