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global stratification

Definition of Global Stratification

(noun) The disparity of power, status, and wealth between countries due to the unequal distribution of resources.

Global Stratification Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: glob·al strat·i·fi·ca·tion

Audio Pronunciation

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Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /glOH-buhl strat-uh-fuh-kAY-shuhn/
  • British English – /glOH-buhl strat-i-fi-kAY-shuhn/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English: /ˈɡloʊbəl ˌstɹætəfəˈkeɪʃən/
  • British English: /ˈgləʊb(ə)l ˌstɹætɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/

Usage Note

  • Plural: global stratifications

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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 Global Stratification

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “global stratification.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 22, 2020 (https://sociologydictionary.org/global-stratification/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

global stratification. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/global-stratification/

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “global stratification.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 22, 2020. https://sociologydictionary.org/global-stratification/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“global stratification.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 22 Sep. 2020. <https://sociologydictionary.org/global-stratification/>.