acculturation acculturation


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


  1. The movement succeeded in defending native painting from European acculturation, but the price paid was ossification.
  2. Burger King has added to the acculturation process with such fillers for its bagel as eggs, cheese, ham and bacon.


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/ˌɛm ˈpɪ rɪ kəl /