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Noun: acculturation  u,kúl-chu'rey-shun
  1. The adoption of the behaviour patterns of the surrounding culture
    - socialization, socialisation [Brit], enculturation
  2. All the knowledge and values shared by a society
    - culture
  3. The process of assimilating new ideas into an existing cognitive structure
    - assimilation

Derived forms: acculturations

Type of: cognitive content, content, education, mental object, social control

Encyclopedia: Acculturation