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subsistence strategy

Definition of Subsistence Strategy

(noun) How people obtain food and other raw materials from their environment.

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Subsistence Strategy Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /səbˈsɪstəns ˈstrædədʒi/
    • British English
      • /səbˈsɪst(ə)ns ˈstratᵻdʒi/
  • Syllabification: (sub·sis·tence strat·e·gy)

Usage Notes

  • Plural: subsistence strategies
  • Also called subsistence pattern.

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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “subsistence strategy.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 13, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/subsistence-strategy/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “subsistence strategy.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 13, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/subsistence-strategy/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“subsistence strategy.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 13 Oct. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/subsistence-strategy/>.