acculturation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in 1880; ad- (toward) +‎ culture +‎ -ation (a process); equivalent to acculturate +‎ -ion

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Noun[edit]

acculturation (countable and uncountable, plural acculturations)

  1. A process by which the culture of an isolated society changes on contact with a different one.
  2. A process by which a person acquires the culture of the society that they inhabit, starting at birth.

Usage notes[edit]

Some social scientists reverse the meanings of enculturation and acculturation.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English acculturation.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a.kyl.ty.ʁa.sjɔ̃/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

acculturation f (plural acculturations)

  1. acculturation

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