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Definition of Member

(noun) An individual that belongs to a group.

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Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: mem·ber

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /mEm-buhr/
  • British English – /mEm-buh/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈmɛmbər/
  • British English – /ˈmɛmbə/

Usage Notes

  • Plural: members
  • A member that belongs to a group has (noun) membership in that group.

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Works Consulted

Dillon, Michele. 2014. Introduction to Sociological Theory: Theorists, Concepts, and their Applicability to the Twenty-First Century. 2nd ed. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

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Oxford University Press. (N.d.) Oxford Dictionaries. (https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/).

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Cite the Definition of Member

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2015. “member.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved March 5, 2024 (https://sociologydictionary.org/member/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

member. (2015). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/member/

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2015. “member.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed March 5, 2024. https://sociologydictionary.org/member/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“member.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2015. Web. 5 Mar. 2024. <https://sociologydictionary.org/member/>.