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acculturation

 
Noun acculturation has 3 senses
  1. socialization, socialisation, acculturation, enculturation - the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture; "the socialization of children to the norms of their culture"
    --1 is a kind of social control
    --1 has particulars:
     cultivation; breeding, bringing up, fostering, fosterage, nurture, raising, rearing, upbringing
    Derived form: verb acculturate1
  2. acculturation, culture - all the knowledge and values shared by a society
    --2 is a kind of content, cognitive content, mental object
    --2 has particulars: meme
  3. acculturation, assimilation - the process of assimilating new ideas into an existing cognitive structure
    --3 is a kind of education
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