ideal type


Definition of ideal type

: an abstraction of features from empirical reality and their embodiment into a unified conceptual scheme of hypothetical validity sees the ideal type of monogamy in Christian marriage— Rodney Needham analysis of social situations by the use of ideal types

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First Known Use of ideal type

1923, in the meaning defined above

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“Ideal type.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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