(noun) A single human being; an individual.
Audio Pronunciation: (per·son)
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- 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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How to Cite the Definition of Person
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “person.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved January 19, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/person/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
person. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/person/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “person.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed January 19, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/person/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“person.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 19 Jan. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/person/>.