Definition of Socialization

1. Noun. The action of establishing on a socialist basis. "The socialization of medical services"

Exact synonyms: Socialisation
Generic synonyms: Group Action
Derivative terms: Socialise, Socialize

2. Noun. The act of meeting for social purposes. "There was too much socialization with the enlisted men"
Exact synonyms: Socialisation, Socialising, Socializing
Generic synonyms: Coming Together, Meeting
Derivative terms: Socialise, Socialise, Socialize, Socialize

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

Definition of Socialization

1. Noun. (context: sociology psychology) The process of learning one’s culture and how to live within it. ¹

2. Noun. The act of interacting with others, of being social. ¹

3. Noun. Taking under government control as implementing socialism. ¹

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Definition of Socialization

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Medical Definition of Socialization

1. The training or molding of an individual through various relationships, educational agencies, and social controls, which enables him to become a member of a particular society. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Socialization

socialist economy
socialist realism
socialization (current term)
socialized medicine
socially connected

Literary usage of Socialization

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1. Readings in Descriptive and Historical Sociology by Franklin Henry Giddings (1906)
"Assimilation or socialization The process of mental approach which ... It may also be called socialization. Spontaneous Assimilation, and Concerted. ..."

2. An Introduction to Educational Sociology by Walter Robinson Smith (1917)
"CHAPTER XIV THE socialization OF THE PROGRAM OF STUDIES WHILE the ... Meaning of socialization. By the socialization of the curriculum is meant the ..."

3. Inductive Sociology: A Syllabus of Methods, Analyses and Classifications by Franklin Henry Giddings (1901)
"Assimilation or socialization The process of mental approach which presents ... It may also be called socialization. To a great extent socialization is ..."

4. Introduction to Rural Sociology by Paul Leroy Vogt (1917)
"CHAPTER XXIII socialization OF THE VILLAGE HAVING discussed the economic, physical, ... Problems of socialization may be more effectively considered if ..."

5. Syllabus in the Philosophy of Education by William Heard Kilpatrick (1922)
"To which does socialization properly apply: to individuals, to the whole group, ... Giddings, Theory of socialization. Dewey, School and Society, Chap. ..."

6. The City: Urban Communities and Their Problems by Alan S. Berger (1978)
"When city schools fail to perform their socialization function adequately, ... Defining the Goals ofthe socialization Function Defining socialization goals ..."

7. Popular Science Monthly (1912)
"THE socialization OF THE COLLEGE BY PROFESSOR WALTER LIBBY NORTHWESTERN ... expression socialization of the college is here used not to indi- -L cate a ..."

8. Introduction to Rural Sociology by Paul Leroy Vogt (1922)
"In what ways do problems of socialization of the village differ from those of the open country? 2. What ideals are necessary in socialization? 3. ..."

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