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nomothetic

Definition of Nomothetic

(adjective) Relating to the generalizability of cases, events, or people.

Example of Nomothetic

  • Researching how students performed on tests throughout a semester or country.

Nomothetic Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˌnɑməˈθɛdɪk/
      • /ˌnoʊməˈθɛdɪk/
    • British English
      • /ˌnɒməˈθɛtɪk/
      • /ˌnəʊməˈθɛtɪk/
  • Syllabification: (nom·o·thet·ic)

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Works Consulted

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

Stewart, Paul, and Johan Zaaiman, eds. 2015. Sociology: A Concise South African Introduction. Cape Town: Juta.

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation. (https://en.wikipedia.org/).

Cite the Definition of Nomothetic

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “nomothetic.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 18, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/nomothetic/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “nomothetic.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 18, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/nomothetic/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“nomothetic.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 18 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/nomothetic/>.