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[in-dok-truh-ney-shuh n] /ɪnˌdɒk trəˈneɪ ʃən/
the act of indoctrinating, or teaching or inculcating a doctrine, principle, or ideology, especially one with a specific point of view:
religious indoctrination.
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reindoctrination, noun Unabridged
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  • As part of his indoctrination he had studied the personnel records of the men he might be so dependent on.

    First on the Moon Jeff Sutton
  • The period of indoctrination varies in length with the individuals.

    The Victor Bryce Walton
  • For purposes of internal security, all countries relied upon the newest propaganda and indoctrination techniques.

    The Status Civilization Robert Sheckley
  • You will be screened now and taken to the indoctrination ward.

    The Victor Bryce Walton
  • All my training has been along those lines, though, and even if I'm aware it is indoctrination, the fact still remains.

    Voyage To Eternity Milton Lesser
Word Origin and History for indoctrination

1640s, noun of action from indoctrinate.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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