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Noun: socialisation  ,sow-shu-lI'zey-shun
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: socialization)
  1. The action of establishing on a socialist basis
    "the socialisation of medical services";
    - socialization
     
  2. The act of meeting for social purposes
    - socialization, socializing, socialising [Brit]
     
  3. The adoption of the behaviour patterns of the surrounding culture
    "the socialisation of children to the norms of their culture";
    - socialization, acculturation, enculturation

Derived forms: socialisations

Type of: coming together, group action, meeting, social control

Encyclopedia: Socialisation