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epidemiology

Definition of Epidemiology

(noun) The study of disease and health, and their causes and distribution.

Examples of Epidemiology

Epidemiology Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: ep·i·de·mi·ol·o·gy

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˌɛpəˌdɛmiˈɑləʤi/
  • British English – /ɛpɪˌdiːmɪˈɒlədʒi/

Usage Notes

  • Plural: epidemiologies
  • An (noun) epidemiologist studies (adjective) epidemiological or (adjective) epidemiologic information (adverb) epidemiologically.

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Cite the Definition of Epidemiology

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “epidemiology.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved November 17, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/epidemiology/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

epidemiology. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/epidemiology/

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “epidemiology.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed November 17, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/epidemiology/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“epidemiology.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 17 Nov. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/epidemiology/>.