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Definition of Figuration

(noun) The process of studying an individual’s behavior within the context of their culture and society.

Figuration Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: fig·u·ra·tion

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /figuhr-rAY-shuhn/
  • British English – /fi-gyu-rAY-shuhn/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˌfɪgjəˈreɪʃən/
  • British English – /fɪɡjʊəˈreɪʃən/

Usage Note

  • Plural: figurations

Related Terms

Works Consulted

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.

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

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

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation. (https://en.wikipedia.org/).

Cite the Definition of Figuration

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “figuration.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved January 17, 2021 (https://sociologydictionary.org/figuration/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “figuration.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed January 17, 2021. https://sociologydictionary.org/figuration/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“figuration.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 17 Jan. 2021. <https://sociologydictionary.org/figuration/>.