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Definition of Social Network

(noun) A set of relationships that link an individual to other individuals.

Social Network Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: so·cial net·work

Audio Pronunciation

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– British English

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈsoʊʃəl ˈnɛˌtwɜrk/
  • British English – /ˈsəʊʃəl ˈnɛtwɜːk/

Usage Notes

  • Plural: social networks
  • Social network analysis examines the numerous aspects of social networks.
  • Social networks are not groups in the sociological sense as they are formed in relation to an individual.

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Cite the Definition of Social Network

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “social network.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved November 14, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/social-network/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “social network.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed November 14, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/social-network/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“social network.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 14 Nov. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/social-network/>.