Definition of Primary Prevention
(noun) Any action taken to prevent social problems from occurring.
Primary Prevention Pronunciation
Syllabification: pri·mar·y pre·ven·tion
- American English – /prIE-mair-ee pri-vEn-shuhn/
- British English – /prIE-muh-ree pri-vEn-shuhn/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈpraɪˌmɛri priˈvɛnʃən/
- British English – /ˈpraɪməri prɪˈvɛnʃən/
- Plural: primary preventions
Cite the Definition of Primary Prevention
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2017. “primary prevention.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved March 28, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/primary-prevention/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
primary prevention. (2017). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/primary-prevention/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2017. “primary prevention.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed March 28, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/primary-prevention/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“primary prevention.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2017. Web. 28 Mar. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/primary-prevention/>.