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Definition of Mass

(noun) A large group of people with a common interest, engaging in similar behaviors, not necessarily at the same time or place.

Mass Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: mass

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /mAs/
  • British English – /mAs/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /mæs/
  • British English – /mas/

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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.

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Cite the Definition of Mass

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “mass.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 22, 2020 (https://sociologydictionary.org/mass/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “mass.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 22, 2020. https://sociologydictionary.org/mass/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“mass.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 22 Oct. 2020. <https://sociologydictionary.org/mass/>.