Definition of Acculturation in English :

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Acculturation meaning in English

Meaning of Acculturation in English

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1. acculturation, enculturation, socialisation, socialization

the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture

Example Sentences:
'the socialization of children to the norms of their culture'

2. acculturation, culture

all the knowledge and values shared by a society

3. acculturation, assimilation

the process of assimilating new ideas into an existing cognitive structure

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of acculturation
noun Sociology
the process of conditioning a child to the patterns or customs of a culture
the process of becoming adapted to a new or different culture with more or less advanced patterns
the mutual influence of different cultures in close contact

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of acculturation
1. The modification of the culture of a group or individual as a result of contact with a different culture.
2. The process by which the culture of a particular society is instilled in a human from infancy onward.

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