person

(noun) A single human being; an individual.

Audio Pronunciation: (per·son)

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: persons
  • The term person is indistinguishable from the term individual and the usage of one term over the another in examples or definitions is a matter of style not function.

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Works Consulted

The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. 5th ed. 2011. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Collins English Dictionary: Complete and Unabridged. 6th ed. 2003. Glasgow, Scotland: Collins.

Farlex. (N.d.) TheFreeDictionary.com: Dictionary, Encyclopedia and Thesaurus. Farlex. (http://www.thefreedictionary.com/).

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wiktionary, The Free Dictionary. Wikimedia Foundation. (http://en.wiktionary.org).

 

How to Cite the Definition of Person

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “person.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved November 14, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/person/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

person. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/person/

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “person.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed November 14, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/person/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“person.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 14 Nov. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/person/>.