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[veb-luh n] /ˈvɛb lən/
Oswald, 1880–1960, U.S. mathematician.
[thawr-stahyn,, -stuh n] /ˈθɔr staɪn,, -stən/ (Show IPA),
1857–1929, U.S. economist and sociologist. Unabridged
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  • Russell, and in another way Dr. Veblen, have given it its most recent expressions.

  • "Taxonomy" does not appear to me so dreadful a word as it does to Veblen.

    The Value of Money Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  • Veblen has made it perfectly clear that particular matters of theory are affected by the presupposition of hedonism.

    Creative Intelligence John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
  • But now the combination of Veblen and myself had helped her to realize what it meant.

    Sylvia's Marriage Upton Sinclair
  • It is, as I have said, chiefly the capitalization theory which Veblen applies to these newly important intangible "capital-items."

    The Value of Money Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  • And in large measure Veblen's work is given to showing how factors of legal and social psychological nature get a money-measure.

    The Value of Money Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  • Veblen says it is a matter of habit to what particular nationality a man will become attached on arriving at years of discretion.

    The Psychology of Nations G.E. Partridge
  • Several writers, Powers , and especially Veblen, place questions of national honor among the main causes of war.

    The Psychology of Nations G.E. Partridge
British Dictionary definitions for Veblen


Thorstein (ˈθɔːstɪn). 1857–1929, US economist and social scientist, noted for his analysis of social and economic institutions. His works include The Theory of the Leisure Class (1899) and The Theory of Business Enterprise (1904)
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