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longitudinal effect

Definition of Longitudinal Effect

(noun) A change within a cohort that is attributable to aging.

Longitudinal Effect Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: lon·gi·tu·di·nal ef·fect

Audio Pronunciation

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Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /lahn-juh-tOO-duh-nuhl i-fEkt/
  • British English – /lon-ji-tyOO-duh-nuhl i-fEkt/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˌlɑnʤəˈtudənəl ˈifɛkt/
  • British English – /ˌlɒnʤɪˈtjuːdɪnl ɪˈfɛkt/

Usage Notes

  • Plural: longitudinal effects
  • Not to be confused with cohort effect.

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Cite the Definition of Longitudinal Effect

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “longitudinal effect.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved November 25, 2020 (https://sociologydictionary.org/longitudinal-effect/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

longitudinal effect. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/longitudinal-effect/

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “longitudinal effect.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed November 25, 2020. https://sociologydictionary.org/longitudinal-effect/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“longitudinal effect.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 25 Nov. 2020. <https://sociologydictionary.org/longitudinal-effect/>.