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Definition of "acculturation" []

  • The modification of the culture of a group or individual as a result of contact with a different culture. (noun)
  • The process by which the culture of a particular society is instilled in a human from infancy onward. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "acculturation" in a sentence
  • "Ii are in the final analysis the most easily relied-on source of emo­ Sociologists use the term acculturation to describe the process ~. tional and financial support, and in that sense the most reliable in which the immigrants, and particularly their descendants, first alter and then drop most of the culture they bring with them source of security."
  • "And that different treatment leads to differences -- in acculturation and perspective."
  • "In the end, the process of acculturation is as true for technological processes as it is for humans."