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Definition of Open Relationship

(noun) A romantic or sexual relationship in which each individual is free to enter into romantic or sexual relationships with others.

Open Relationship Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˈoʊp(ə)n rəˈleɪʃənˌʃɪp/
      • /ˈoʊp(ə)n riˈleɪʃənˌʃɪp/
    • British English
      • /ˈəʊp(ə)n rᵻˈleɪʃnʃɪp/
  • Syllabification: (o·pen re·la·tion·ship)

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Cite the Definition of Open Relationship

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

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

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

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

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

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