HyperDic: acculturation

English > 3 senses of the word acculturation:
NOUNactacculturation, socialization, socialisation, enculturationthe adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture
cognitionacculturation, cultureall the knowledge and values shared by a society
cognitionacculturation, assimilationthe process of assimilating new ideas into an existing cognitive structure
English > acculturation: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture.
Synonymssocialization, socialisation, enculturation
Narrowerbreeding, bringing up, fostering, fosterage, nurture, raising, rearing, upbringingHelping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community
cultivationsocialization through training and education to develop one's mind or manners
Broadersocial controlControl exerted (actively or passively) by group action
Spanishaculturación, endoculturación
Catalanaculturació
Adjectivesacculturationalof or relating to acculturation
Verbsacculturateassimilate culturally
English > acculturation: 3 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningAll the knowledge and values shared by a society.
Synonymculture
NarrowermemeA cultural unit (an idea or value or pattern of behavior) that is passed from one person to another by non-genetic means (as by imitation)
Broadercontent, cognitive content, mental objectThe sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
Spanishcultura
Catalancultura
English > acculturation: 3 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningThe process of assimilating new ideas into an existing cognitive structure.
Synonymassimilation
BroadereducationThe gradual process of acquiring knowledge
Spanishaculturación, asimilación
Adjectivesacculturational, acculturativeof or relating to acculturation

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