status quo

(noun) The current state of a group or society.

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: status quos
  • Status quo used in a sentence: Sociology challenges the notions of a what is a status quo.

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Works Consulted

Abercrombie, Nicholas, Stephen Hill, and Bryan Turner. 2006. The Penguin Dictionary of Sociology. 5th ed. London: Penguin.

The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. 5th ed. 2011. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Bruce, Steve, and Steven Yearley. 2006. The SAGE Dictionary of Sociology. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Scott, John, and Gordon Marshall. 2005. A Dictionary of Sociology. New York: Oxford University Press.

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How to Cite the Definition of Status Quo

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “status quo.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 19, 2018 (http://sociologydictionary.org/status-quo/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

status quo. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/status-quo/

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “status quo.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 19, 2018. http://sociologydictionary.org/status-quo/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“status quo.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 19 Dec. 2018. <http://sociologydictionary.org/status-quo/>.