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information society

Definition of Information Society

(noun) A society that produces non-material goods and services as opposed to material goods or agricultural products.

Example of Information Society

Information Society Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: in·for·ma·tion so·ci·e·ty

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˌɪnfərˈmeɪʃən səˈsaɪəti/
  • British English – /ˌɪnfəˈmeɪʃən səˈsaɪəti/

Usage Note

  • Plural: information societies

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Cite the Definition of Information Society

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “information society.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved November 22, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/information-society/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “information society.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed November 22, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/information-society/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“information society.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 22 Nov. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/information-society/>.