enculturation

[ en-kuhl-chuh-rey-shuh n ]
/ ɛnˌkʌl tʃəˈreɪ ʃən /

noun

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
/ (ɛnˌkʌltʃʊˈreɪʃən) /

noun

another word for socialization

Derived forms of enculturation

enculturative (ɛnˈkʌltʃʊrətɪv), adjective
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