[ huh-mof-uh-lee ]
/ həˈmɒf ə li /
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the tendency to form strong social connections with people who share one’s defining characteristics, as age, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, personal beliefs, etc.: political homophily on social media.
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
OTHER WORDS FROM homophilyho·mo·phil·i·ous [hoh-muh-fil-ee-uhs] /ˌhoʊ məˈfɪl i əs/ adjective
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