Home > K Words > knowledge gap

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

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˈnɑlədʒ ɡæp/
    • British English
      • /ˈnɒlɪdʒ ɡap/
  • Syllabification: (knowl·edge gap)

Usage Note

  • Plural: knowledge gaps

Additional Information

Related Terms


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 October 16, 2019 (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 October 16, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/knowledge-gap/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“knowledge gap.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 16 Oct. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/knowledge-gap/>.