acculturation

[ uh-kuhl-chuh-rey-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF acculturation
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As there must be contact, acculturation is sometimes ascribed to "contagion."

Communication requires a shared substratum, which is established in an acculturation process that takes many generations.

In the years to come, this aspect will dominate the entire effort of the acculturation of the digital.

Here is one possible scenario: Students approach centers of interactive education after the initial phase of acculturation.

The history of acculturation—the effect of the presence of civilization upon savagery.

Among historical peoples, on the other hand, acculturation has been called assimilation.

Acculturation by borrowing has played an important rle in the development of North American Indian ideas and institutions.

It took a lot of taming, or acculturation, for sex to become an intimate affair.

WORD ORIGIN

"the adoption and assimilation of an alien culture," 1880, from ad- "to" + culture (n.) + -ation.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ACCULTURATION

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