Definition of Homogamy
Example of Homogamy
- Two working class people who get married after meeting at the house of worship their families attend.
- American English – /hoh-mAHgUH-mee/
- British English – /huh-mOgUH-mee/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English: /hoˈmɑɡəmɪ/
- British English: /həˈmɒgəmɪ/
- Plural: homogamies
- Homogamy can be understood as “like being with like.”
- A tendency towards homogamy occurs because of proximity, which is called propinquity or spatial nearness. People become involved with people they meet in their typical social settings like houses of worships (religious homogamy) or school (social homogamy) that share similar ethnicities (ethnic homogamy or racial homogamy), expectations, norms, and values.
- Homogamic relationships are often isogamic as well.
- Intercultural marriages confront homogamy.
- A type of hypogamy; marriage; and marriage system.
- Homogamy is the opposite of heterogamy.
- Type: endogamy
- An (noun) homogamist (adverb) homogamatically marries outside their group to create an (adjective) homogamic or (adjective) homogamous relationship.
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- Word origin of “homogamy” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- family of orientation
- family of procreation
- open marriage
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