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role segregation (social role segregation)

Definition of Role Segregation

(noun) The process of separating role partners from one another.

Example of Role Segregation

  • Judges will recuse themselves from a case in which they have personal connections, such as relatives or business partners.

Role Segregation Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: role seg·re·ga·tion

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /roʊl ˌsɛgrəˈgeɪʃən/
  • British English – /rəʊl ˌsɛgrɪˈgeɪʃən/

Usage Notes

  • Plural: role segregations
  • The terms “role segregation” and “social role segregation” are used interchangeably in a sociological context.
  • Variant spelling: role-segregation
  • Also called audience segregation.

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Cite the Definition of Role Segregation

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “role segregation.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 13, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/role-segregation/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “role segregation.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 13, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/role-segregation/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“role segregation.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 13 Dec. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/role-segregation/>.