Acculturation meaning

ə-kŭlchə-rāshən
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.

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The modification of the culture of a group or individual as a result of contact with a different culture.
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The process of becoming adapted to a new or different culture with more or less advanced patterns.
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The mutual influence of different cultures in close contact.
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A process by which a person acquires the culture of the society that he/she inhabits, starting at birth.
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A process by which the culture of an isolated society changes on contact with a different one.
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The process of conditioning a child to the patterns or customs of a culture.
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The process by which the culture of a particular society is instilled in a human from infancy onward.
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Origin of acculturation

  • ad- ("toward") + culture +‎ -ation (“a process”)

    From Wiktionary

  • First attested in 1880.

    From Wiktionary