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technological diffusion

Definition of Technological Diffusion

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

Technological Diffusion Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: tech·no·log·i·cal dif·fu·sion

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /tek-nuh-lAHj-i-kuhl di-fyOO-zhuhn/
  • British English – /tek-nuh-lOj-i-kuhl di-fyOO-zhuhn/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˌtɛknəˈlɑʤɪkəl dɪˈfjuʒən/
  • British English – /ˌtɛknəˈlɒʤɪk(ə)l dɪˈfjuːʒən/

Usage Notes

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

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Works Consulted

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Griffiths, Heather, Nathan Keirns, Eric Strayer, Susan Cody-Rydzewski, Gail Scaramuzzo, Tommy Sadler, Sally Vyain, Jeff Bry, Faye Jones. 2016. Introduction to Sociology 2e. Houston, TX: OpenStax.

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

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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 April 13, 2024 (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 April 13, 2024. https://sociologydictionary.org/technological-diffusion/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“technological diffusion.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 13 Apr. 2024. <https://sociologydictionary.org/technological-diffusion/>.