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heterogamy

Definition of Heterogamy

(noun) A marriage or other relationship between individuals with differing characteristics and statuses such as socioeconomic status or ethnicity.

Examples of Heterogamy

Heterogamy Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /hɛtəˈrɒɡəmi/
    • British English
      • /hɛtəˈrɒɡəmi/
  • Syllabification: (het·er·og·a·my)

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Cite the Definition of Heterogamy

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “heterogamy.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 18, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/heterogamy/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “heterogamy.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 18, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/heterogamy/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“heterogamy.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 18 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/heterogamy/>.