Definition of Acculturation

1. Noun. The adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture. "The socialization of children to the norms of their culture"




2. Noun. All the knowledge and values shared by a society.
Exact synonyms: Culture
Generic synonyms: Cognitive Content, Content, Mental Object
Specialized synonyms: Meme
Derivative terms: Acculturate, Cultural, Cultural

3. Noun. The process of assimilating new ideas into an existing cognitive structure.
Exact synonyms: Assimilation
Generic synonyms: Education
Derivative terms: Acculturational, Assimilate

Definition of Acculturation

1. Noun. A process by which the culture of an isolated society changes on contact with a different one, especially a more advanced society. ¹

2. Noun. A process by which a person acquires the culture of the society that he/she inhabits, starting at birth. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Acculturation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Acculturation

1. Process of cultural change in which one group or members of a group assimilates various cultural patterns from another. (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Acculturation

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1. Advanced Methodological Issues in Culturally Competent Evaluation for edited by Ada-Helen Bayer, Frances L. Brisbane, Amelie Ramirez, Leonard G. Epstein (1998)
"Definitions of acculturation and Ethnic Identity The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) defined acculturation as ""culture change that is initiated by ..."

2. Rural Substance Abuse: State of Knowledge & Issues edited by Elizabeth B. Robertson (1999)
"Drag use has been conceptualized as a maladaptive coping response to stressful conditions such as acculturation (Schinke et al. 1988; Shiffman and Wills ..."

3. Opportunity 2000: Creative Affirmative Action Strategies for a Changing (1988)
"... employees to take advantage of opportunities for upward mobility. The key facets of these challenges are summarized below. Corporate acculturation ..."

4. Alcohol Use Among U. S. Ethnic Minorities edited by Danielle Spiegler (1993)
"Another topic that deserves special mention in this context is acculturation. Not only is the process important in terms of what has been happening to ..."

5. The Hmong, 1987-1995: A Selected & Annotated Bibliography edited by J. Christina Smith (1996)
"... is known as the world center for the distribution of Hmong books. United States—acculturation, General 479. Adams, John S. Minneapolis-St. Paul: ..."

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