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technological diffusion

Definition of Technological Diffusion

(noun) The process by which of technology spreads to other classes, cultures, nations, and societies.

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Usage Notes

  • Plural: technological diffusions
  • Technological diffusion through globalization is called technological globalization.

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Cite the Definition of Technological Diffusion

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “technological diffusion.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 21, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/technological-diffusion/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “technological diffusion.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 21, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/technological-diffusion/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“technological diffusion.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 21 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/technological-diffusion/>.