suicide

(noun) Intentionally killing oneself alone or a part of a group.

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: suicides
  • Informally called:
    • self-destruction
    • self-annihilation

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How to Cite the Definition of Suicide

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “suicide.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 12, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/suicide/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “suicide.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 12, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/suicide/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“suicide.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 12 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/suicide/>.