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Definition of Impersonality

(noun) The absence of emotional attachment in a situation.

Impersonality Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: im·per·son·al·i·ty

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /im-puhr-suh-nAl-uh-tee/
  • British English – /im-puhr-suh-nAl-i-tee/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ᵻmˌpərsnˈælədi/
  • British English – /ɪmˌpəːsəˈnalᵻti/

Usage Note

  • Plural: impersonalities

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Works Consulted

Griffiths, Heather, Nathan Keirns, Eric Strayer, Susan Cody-Rydzewski, Gail Scaramuzzo, Tommy Sadler, Sally Vyain, Jeff Bry, Faye Jones. 2016. Introduction to Sociology 2e. Houston, TX: OpenStax.

Heery, Edmund, and Mike Noon. 2008. A Dictionary of Human Resource Management. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press.

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation. (https://en.wikipedia.org/).

Cite the Definition of Impersonality

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “impersonality.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved April 13, 2024 (https://sociologydictionary.org/impersonality/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “impersonality.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed April 13, 2024. https://sociologydictionary.org/impersonality/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“impersonality.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 13 Apr. 2024. <https://sociologydictionary.org/impersonality/>.