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population pyramid

Definition of Population Pyramid

(noun) A graphic representing a population’s distribution according to age and sex.

Population Pyramid Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˌpɑpjəˈleɪʃ(ə)n ˈpɪrəˌmɪd/
    • British English
      • /ˌpɒpjᵿˈleɪʃn ˈpɪrəmɪd/
  • Syllabification: (pop·u·la·tion pyr·a·mid)

Usage Note

  • Plural: population pyramids

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Cite the Definition of Population Pyramid

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “population pyramid.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 16, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/population-pyramid/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “population pyramid.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 16, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/population-pyramid/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“population pyramid.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 16 Oct. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/population-pyramid/>.