[ suh-roh-kin, saw-; Russian suh-raw-kyin ]
/ səˈroʊ kɪn, sɔ-; Russian sʌˈrɔ kyɪn /
Pi·ti·rim A·le·xan·dro·vitch [pi-ti-reem -al-ig-zan-druh-vich, -zahn-; Russian pyi-tyi-ryeem uh-lyi-ksahn-druh-vyich], /pɪ tɪˈrim ˌæl ɪgˈzæn drə vɪtʃ, -ˈzɑn-; Russian pyɪ tyɪˈryim ʌ lyɪˈksɑn drə vyɪtʃ/, 1889–1968, U.S. sociologist, born in Russia.
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