Definitions for: Acculturation


[n] the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture; "the socialization of children to the norms of their culture"
[n] the process of assimilating new ideas into an existing cognitive structure
[n] all the knowledge and values shared by a society



Synonyms: assimilation, culture, enculturation, socialisation, socialization

See Also: breeding, bringing up, cognitive content, content, cultivation, education, fosterage, fostering, mental object, nurture, raising, rearing, social control, upbringing

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