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upbringing

 
Noun upbringing has 2 senses
  1. upbringing - properties acquired during a person's formative years
    --1 is a kind of
    inheritance, heritage
    --1 has particulars:
     education, training, breeding; raising, rearing, nurture
  2. breeding, bringing up, fostering, fosterage, nurture, raising, rearing, upbringing - raising someone to be an accepted member of the community; "they debated whether nature or nurture was more important"
    --2 is a kind of socialization, socialisation, acculturation, enculturation
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