enculturation

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Noun[edit]

enculturation (countable and uncountable, plural enculturations)

  1. the process by which an individual adopts the behaviour patterns of the culture in which he or she is immersed

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Usage notes[edit]

Some social scientists reverse the meanings of enculturation and acculturation. Primary socialization is sometimes called enculturation, while secondary socialization is sometimes called acculturation.