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- n. The teaching of something by using frequent repetition
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A teaching and impressing by frequent repetitions.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of inculcating or impressing by repeated admonitions; forcible or persistent teaching.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. teaching or impressing upon the mind by frequent instruction or repetition
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Such inculcation is a duty even of the authors of history textbooks.
The enigmatical form of the inculcation is the device whereby that mind will be compelled to follow his track, to think for itself his thoughts again, to possess itself of the inmost secret of his intention; for it is a school in whose enigmatical devices the mind of the future was to be caught, in whose subtle exercises the child of the future was to be trained to an identity that should restore the master to his work again, and bring forth anew, in a better hour, his clogged and buried genius.
Federal officials running the contraband camps were instructed, “Among the things to be done, to fit the freed people for a life of happiness and usefulness, it was obvious that the inculcation of right principles and practices in regard to the social relations ought to find a place.”
As Tony Blair's most hated trusted lieutenant, you assisted in the invasion of Iraq, the destruction of the NHS, the diminution of Civil Liberties to a level commensurate with that of Stalin's Russia, the demolition of education, the politicisation of the Police and the inculcation of a Benefits culture that will take generations to remove.
I carry that inculcation to audacity as do many others who were lucky to have known Pat.
To be sure, although the administration's HHS ruling flouts the spirit of the Supreme Court's decision, it probably satisfies the letter because it allows that religious organizations whose purpose is "the inculcation of religious values" aren't subject to the contraceptive-coverage requirement.
My feeling is that the implicit function is the inculcation of abstract systematic thinking - which is necessary for modernizing societies, but is not a spontaneous human attribute (we are naturally 'animistic').
I commented on this over in Marginal Revolution to say that (from a variety of evidence) I think it is probably true that extra schooling improves life expectancy and increases health, and that this may be due to inculcation of abstract systematic thinking - www. hedweb.com/bgcharlton/ed-expansion
Even if the inculcation seems to work, in this case or that, no one has any idea why or how, reliably, to get it to do so again.
"It's a simple racheting," I heard him saying so many times the trademark of a brilliant educator -- inculcation.