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English noun: enculturation

1. enculturation (act) the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture


SamplesThe socialization of children to the norms of their culture.


Synonymsacculturation, socialisation, socialization


Broader (hypernym)social control


Narrower (hyponym)breeding, bringing up, cultivation, fosterage, fostering, nurture, raising, rearing, upbringing









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