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Definition of Health

(noun) The physical and mental condition of an individual.

Health Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /hɛlθ/
    • British English
      • /hɛlθ/
  • Syllabification: (health)

Usage Notes

  • Plural: healths
  • An individual in good health is (adjective) healthy.

Related Quotation

  • “While youth and vitality are highly valued commodities in a postindustrial society, life expectancies and prospects for good health are extended. Consequently, people can be expected to work longer if they choose. Moreover, with less emphasis on work and more on service and play, postindustrial societies may offer the elderly a vast array of meaningful social roles outside the world of work” (Thompson and Hickey 2012:339).

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Reference

Thompson, William E., and Joseph V. Hickey. 2012. Society in Focus: An Introduction to Sociology. 7th ed. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

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Cite the Definition of Health

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “health.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 26, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/health/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “health.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 26, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/health/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“health.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 26 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/health/>.