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- First attested in 1880; ad- (“toward”) + culture + -ation (“a process”); equivalent to acculturate + -ion
- A process by which the culture of an isolated society changes on contact with a different one.
- A process by which a person acquires the culture of the society that he/she inhabits, starting at birth.
- Some social scientists reverse the meanings of enculturation and acculturation. Primary socialization is sometimes called enculturation, while secondary socialization is sometimes called acculturation.
process by which the culture of an isolated society changes
process by which a person acquires the culture
acculturation f (plural acculturations)