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Definition of Partner

(noun) An individual in a committed relationship with one or more individuals.

Examples of Partner

Partner Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: part·ner

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /pAHRt-nuhr/
  • British English – /pAHt-nuh/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈpɑrtnər/
  • British English – /ˈpɑːtnə/

Usage Notes

  • Plural: partners
  • The term partner is often used in same-sex relationships.
  • Partners form a (noun) partnership.

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Cite the Definition of Partner

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “partner.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 7, 2020 (https://sociologydictionary.org/partner/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “partner.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 7, 2020. https://sociologydictionary.org/partner/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“partner.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 7 Aug. 2020. <https://sociologydictionary.org/partner/>.