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hypogamy

Definition of Hypogamy

(noun) A marriage between a male of low status to a female of higher status.

Hypogamy Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /hʌɪˈpɒɡəmi/
    • British English
      • /hʌɪˈpɒɡəmi/
  • Syllabification: (hy·po·ga·my)

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Collins English Dictionary: Complete and Unabridged. 6th ed. 2003. Glasgow, Scotland: Collins.

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Ferris, Kerry, and Jill Stein. 2010. The Real World: An Introduction to Sociology. 2nd ed. New York: Norton.

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Cite the Definition of Hypogamy

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2017. “hypogamy.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 26, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/hypogamy/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

hypogamy. (2017). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/hypogamy/

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2017. “hypogamy.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 26, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/hypogamy/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“hypogamy.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2017. Web. 26 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/hypogamy/>.