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knowledge gap

Definition of Knowledge Gap

(noun) The difference between individuals of low and high socioeconomic status on the basis of information they receive and the means that each group has to access information.

Knowledge Gap Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: knowl·edge gap

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /nAHl-ij gAp/
  • British English – /nOl-ij gAp/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈnɑləʤ gæp/
  • British English – /ˈnɒlɪʤ gæp/

Usage Note

  • Plural: knowledge gaps

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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.

Cite the Definition of Knowledge Gap

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “knowledge gap.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 7, 2020 (https://sociologydictionary.org/knowledge-gap/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “knowledge gap.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 7, 2020. https://sociologydictionary.org/knowledge-gap/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“knowledge gap.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 7 Aug. 2020. <https://sociologydictionary.org/knowledge-gap/>.