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symmetrical exchange

Definition of Symmetrical Exchange

(noun) A system in which the males of one group marry the females of another group.

Symmetrical Exchange Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: sym·met·ri·cal ex·change

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /suh-mEt-ri-kuhl iks-chAYnj/
  • British English – /si-mE-trik iks-chAYnj/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /səˈmɛtrɪkəl ɪksˈʧeɪnʤ/
  • British English – /sɪˈmɛtrɪkəl ɪksˈʧeɪnʤ/

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Works Consulted

Taylor & Francis. (N.d.) Routledge Handbooks Online. (https://www.routledgehandbooks.com/).

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wiktionary, The Free Dictionary. Wikimedia Foundation. (http://en.wiktionary.org).

Wiley. (N.d.) Wiley Online Library. (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/).

Cite the Definition of Symmetrical Exchange

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “symmetrical exchange.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 6, 2020 (https://sociologydictionary.org/symmetrical-exchange/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “symmetrical exchange.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 6, 2020. https://sociologydictionary.org/symmetrical-exchange/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“symmetrical exchange.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 6 Aug. 2020. <https://sociologydictionary.org/symmetrical-exchange/>.