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exurb

Definition of Exurb

(noun) An area beyond the suburbs where wealthy and affluent individuals live.

Exurb Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: ex·urb

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈɛɡzərb/
  • British English – /ˈɛksəːb/

Usage Notes

  • Plural: exurbs
  • An (noun) exurbanite lives in an (adjective) exurban area.

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Works Consulted

Brym, Robert J., and John Lie. 2007. Sociology: Your Compass for a New World. 3rd ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Griffiths, Heather, Nathan Keirns, Eric Strayer, Susan Cody-Rydzewski, Gail Scaramuzzo, Tommy Sadler, Sally Vyain, Jeff Bry, Faye Jones. 2016. Introduction to Sociology 2e. Houston, TX: OpenStax.

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Cite the Definition of Exurb

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “exurb.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved November 14, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/exurb/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “exurb.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed November 14, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/exurb/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“exurb.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 14 Nov. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/exurb/>.