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enculturation

[en-kuhl-chuh-rey-shuh n]
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noun
  1. the process whereby individuals learn their group's culture, through experience, observation, and instruction.

Origin of enculturation

First recorded in 1945–50; en-1 + (ac)culturation
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British Dictionary definitions for enculturation

enculturation

noun
  1. another word for socialization
Derived Formsenculturative (ɛnˈkʌltʃʊrətɪv), adjective
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Word Origin and History for enculturation

n.

1948 (Herskovits), from en- (1) + culturation (cf. acculturation).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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