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cultural relativity

noun, Sociology.
1.
a concept that cultural norms and values derive their meaning within a specific social context.
Also called cultural relativism.
Compare ethnocentrism (def 2).
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the concept that the importance of a particular cultural idea varies from one society or societal subgroup to another, the view that ethical and moral standards are relative to what a particular society or culture believes to be good/bad, right/wrong

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