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Definition of 'acculturation'


  1. the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture; "the socialization of children to the norms of their culture"
       Synonyms: socialization socialisation enculturation
  2. all the knowledge and values shared by a society
       Synonyms: culture
  3. the process of assimilating new ideas into an existing cognitive structure
       Synonyms: assimilation

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