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Thomas theorem

Definition of Thomas Theorem

(noun) The theory that if we define something as real, or believe that something is real, it is real in its consequences.

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Syllabification: thom·as the·o·rem

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Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /tAHm-uhs thEE-uhr-ruhm/
  • British English – /tOm-uhs thIUH-ruhm/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈtɑməs ˈθɪrəm/
  • British English – /ˈtɒməs ˈθɪərəm/

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Cite the Definition of Thomas Theorem

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “Thomas theorem.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved July 11, 2020 (https://sociologydictionary.org/thomas-theorem/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “Thomas theorem.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed July 11, 2020. https://sociologydictionary.org/thomas-theorem/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“Thomas theorem.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 11 Jul. 2020. <https://sociologydictionary.org/thomas-theorem/>.