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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

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: nom·o·thet·ic

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /nahm-uh-thEt-ik/
  • British English – /nom-uh-thE-tik/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English: /ˌnɑməˈθɛtɪk/
  • British English: /ˌnɒməˈθetɪk/

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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 April 22, 2024 (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 April 22, 2024. https://sociologydictionary.org/nomothetic/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“nomothetic.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 22 Apr. 2024. <https://sociologydictionary.org/nomothetic/>.