from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A process by which the culture of an isolated society changes on contact with a different one, especially a more advanced society.
  • n. A process by which a person acquires the culture of the society that he/she inhabits, starting at birth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The process of adopting and assimilating foreign cultural elements.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. all the knowledge and values shared by a society
  • n. the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture
  • n. the process of assimilating new ideas into an existing cognitive structure


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  • In the end, the process of acculturation is as true for technological processes as it is for humans.

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  • Other factors can also influence non-adherence to a prescription regimen, such as acculturation and language barriers.

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  • PNAS story telling me about the obstacles to publishing his paper on how minorities adjust to a new culture - "acculturation".


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