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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.
ac•cul•tur•a•tion(əˌkʌl tʃəˈreɪ ʃən)
1. the process of adopting the cultural traits or social patterns of another group, esp. a dominant one.
2. a restructuring or blending of cultures resulting from this.
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|Noun||1.||acculturation - the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture; "the socialization of children to the norms of their culture"|
social control - control exerted (actively or passively) by group action
cultivation - socialization through training and education to develop one's mind or manners; "her cultivation was remarkable"
|2.||acculturation - all the knowledge and values shared by a society|
cognitive content, mental object, content - the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
meme - a cultural unit (an idea or value or pattern of behavior) that is passed from one person to another by non-genetic means (as by imitation); "memes are the cultural counterpart of genes"
|3.||acculturation - the process of assimilating new ideas into an existing cognitive structure|
education - the gradual process of acquiring knowledge; "education is a preparation for life"; "a girl's education was less important than a boy's"