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Definitions of Value

  1. (noun) A belief, ideal, or principle that an individual or group has that determines what is correct, desirable, and proper.
  2. (noun) A quality that renders something desirable or valuable.
  3. (noun) The amount of money, goods, or services something is worth.
  4. (noun) A numeric quantity.

Examples of Value

  • Definition 1:
    • honesty
    • strong work ethic
  • Definition 2:
    • The rarity of a coin increases its value.
  • Definition 3:
    • The price of a liter of milk.
  • Definition 4:
    • There are four definitions of the term value.

Value Pronunciation

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 August 21, 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 August 21, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/value/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

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