The definition of acculturation is the transfer of values and customs from one group to another.
Japanese people dressing in Western clothing is an example of acculturation.
- the process of conditioning a child to the patterns or customs of a culture
- the process of becoming adapted to a new or different culture with more or less advanced patterns
- the mutual influence of different cultures in close contact
Origin of acculturationac- + cultur(e) + -ation
- The modification of the culture of a group or individual as a result of contact with a different culture.
- The process by which the culture of a particular society is instilled in a human from infancy onward.
(countable and uncountable, plural acculturations)
- Some social scientists reverse the meanings of enculturation and acculturation. Primary socialization is sometimes called enculturation, while secondary socialization is sometimes called acculturation.
- First attested in 1880.
- ad- ("toward") + culture + -ation (“a process”)