Definition of Hypergamy
- American English – /hie-pUHRgUH-mee/
- British English – /hie-pUHRgUH-mee/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English: /haɪˈpɝɡəmɪ/
- British English: /haɪˈpɜːgəmɪ/
- Plural: hypergamies
- Hypergamy follows the marriage gradient.
- Within a caste system, a wife might be permitted to move into her husband’s caste.
- Hypogamy is the opposite of hypergamy.
- A type of heterogamy and marriage.
- common-law marriage
- family of orientation
- family of procreation
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “hypergamy.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 3, 2022 (https://sociologydictionary.org/hypergamy/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
hypergamy. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/hypergamy/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “hypergamy.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 3, 2022. https://sociologydictionary.org/hypergamy/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“hypergamy.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 3 Oct. 2022. <https://sociologydictionary.org/hypergamy/>.