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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

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: sub·sis·tence strat·e·gy

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– British English

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /səbˈsɪstəns ˈstrætəʤi/
  • British English – /səbˈsɪstəns ˈstrætɪʤi/

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 December 9, 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 December 9, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/subsistence-strategy/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

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