Definition of Symmetrical Exchange
(noun) A system in which the males of one group marry the females of another group.
Symmetrical Exchange Pronunciation
Syllabification: sym·met·ri·cal ex·change
- 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/
- Plural: symmetrical exchanges
- Symmetrical exchange is contrasted to asymmetrical exchange.
- A type of marriage system.
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Cite the Definition of Symmetrical Exchange
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “symmetrical exchange.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved April 1, 2023 (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 April 1, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/symmetrical-exchange/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“symmetrical exchange.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 1 Apr. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/symmetrical-exchange/>.