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ACCULTURATION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does acculturation mean? 

ACCULTURATION (noun)
  The noun ACCULTURATION has 3 senses:

1. the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture
2. all the knowledge and values shared by a society
3. the process of assimilating new ideas into an existing cognitive structure

  Familiarity information: ACCULTURATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ACCULTURATION (noun)


Sense 1acculturation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

acculturation; enculturation; socialisation; socialization

Context example:

the socialization of children to the norms of their culture

Hypernyms ("acculturation" is a kind of...):

social control (control exerted (actively or passively) by group action)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "acculturation"):

cultivation (socialization through training and education)

breeding; bringing up; fosterage; fostering; nurture; raising; rearing; upbringing (helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community)


Sense 2acculturation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

All the knowledge and values shared by a society

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

acculturation; culture

Hypernyms ("acculturation" is a kind of...):

cognitive content; content; mental object (the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "acculturation"):

meme (a cultural unit (an idea or value or pattern of behavior) that is passed from one generation to another by non-genetic means (as by imitation))


Sense 3acculturation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The process of assimilating new ideas into an existing cognitive structure

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

acculturation; assimilation

Hypernyms ("acculturation" is a kind of...):

education (the gradual process of acquiring knowledge)


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