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Definitions of Value

(noun) An ideal or principle that determines what is correct, desirable, or morally proper.

Examples of Value

  • honesty
  • strong work ethic

Value Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: val·ue

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈvælju/
  • British English – /ˈvaljuː/

Usage Note

  • Plural: values

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Cite the Definition of Value

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “value.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved November 16, 2019 (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 November 16, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/value/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“value.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 16 Nov. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/value/>.