value

1. (noun) A belief, ideal, or principle that a person or group has that determines what is correct, desirable, and proper.

Example: Honesty or a strong work ethic.

2. (noun) A quality that renders something desirable or valuable.

Example: The rarity of a coin increases its value.

3. (noun) The amount of money, goods, or services something is worth.

Example: The price of a liter of milk.

4. (noun) A numeric quantity.

Example: There are four senses of the term value

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: values

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How to Cite the Definition of Value

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “value.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 16, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/value/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “value.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 16, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/value/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“value.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 16 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/value/>.