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ritualization

[ rich-oo-uh-luh-zey-shuhn ]
/ ˌrɪtʃ u ə ləˈzeɪ ʃən /
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noun

the act of ritualizing.
Ethology. the alteration of a behavior pattern, as by a change in intensity, in a way that increases its effectiveness as a signal to other members of the species.

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Origin of ritualization

First recorded in 1930–35; ritualize + -ation

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