Definition of Roleless Role
(noun) The condition of having no role in society’s division of labor, specifically older people or the disabled.
Example of Roleless Role
- Older people are told they are “overqualified” for a position.
Roleless Role Pronunciation
Syllabification: role·less role
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈroʊləs roʊl/
- British English – /ˈrəʊləs rəʊl/
- Plural: roleless roles
- The terms “roleless role” and “social roleless role” are used interchangeably in a sociological context.
- Ageism can lead to a roleless role.
- Variant spelling: roleless-role
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Cite the Definition of Roleless Role
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “roleless role.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved March 25, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/roleless-role/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
roleless role. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/roleless-role/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “roleless role.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed March 25, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/roleless-role/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“roleless role.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 25 Mar. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/roleless-role/>.