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gerotranscendence

Definition of Gerotranscendence

(noun) The theory that older people transcend the limited opinions and views of life they once held or wisdom comes with age.

Gerotranscendence Pronunciation

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Syllabification: gero·tran·scen·dence

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Usage Notes

  • Plural: gerotranscendences
  • The act or process of aging is called senescence.

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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.

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Cite the Definition of Gerotranscendence

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “gerotranscendence.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved November 15, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/gerotranscendence/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “gerotranscendence.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed November 15, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/gerotranscendence/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“gerotranscendence.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 15 Nov. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/gerotranscendence/>.