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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.

    Nathan Söderblom - Nobel Lecture

  • 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.

    The Philosophy of the Plays of Shakspere Unfolded

  • 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.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • 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.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • I carry that inculcation to audacity as do many others who were lucky to have known Pat.

    Richard Walden: When a Great Teacher Dies... and Lives On

  • 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.

    On Religious Freedom, Years of Battles Ahead

  • 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').

    School Reform, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • 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.

    Schooling and Health, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • 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.

    Education: let's celebrate both academic and vocational learning | the big issue

  • "It's a simple racheting," I heard him saying so many times the trademark of a brilliant educator -- inculcation.

    Randy Olson: Creating Excellence Versus Fostering it


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