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social acceptance

Definition of Social Acceptance

(noun) A process of learning about, accepting, and adapting to an innovation.

Example of Social Acceptance

Social Acceptance Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: so·cial ac·cep·tance

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈsoʊʃəl ækˈsɛptəns/
  • British English – /ˈsəʊʃəl əkˈsɛptəns/

Usage Note

  • Plural: social acceptances

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Cite the Definition of Social Acceptance

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “social acceptance.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 9, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/social-acceptance/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “social acceptance.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 9, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/social-acceptance/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“social acceptance.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 9 Dec. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/social-acceptance/>.