ethnomethodology

[ eth-noh-meth-uh-dol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌɛθ noʊˌmɛθ əˈdɒl ə dʒi /

noun

the sociological study of the rules and rituals underlying ordinary social activities and interactions.

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Origin of ethnomethodology

First recorded in 1960–65; ethno- + methodology

OTHER WORDS FROM ethnomethodology

eth·no·meth·od·ol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ethnomethodology

ethnomethodology
/ (ˌɛθnəʊmɛθəˈdɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

a method of studying linguistic communication that emphasizes common-sense views of conversation and the worldCompare phenomenology
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