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social gerontology

Definition of Social Gerontology

(noun) The specialized subfield of gerontology that studies the social aspects of aging.

Social Gerontology Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: so·cial ger·on·tol·o·gy

Audio Pronunciation

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Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /sOH-shuhl jair-uhn-tAHl-uh-jee/
  • British English – /sOH-shuhl je-ron-tOl-uh-jee/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈsoʊʃəl ˌʤɛrənˈtɑləʤi/
  • British English – /ˈsəʊʃəl ˌʤɛrɒnˈtɒləʤi/

Usage Note

  • Plural: social gerontologies

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Cite the Definition of Social Gerontology

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “social gerontology.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved November 30, 2020 (https://sociologydictionary.org/social-gerontology/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “social gerontology.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed November 30, 2020. https://sociologydictionary.org/social-gerontology/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“social gerontology.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 30 Nov. 2020. <https://sociologydictionary.org/social-gerontology/>.