/əkʌltʃəˈreɪʃən / (say uhkulchuh'rayshuhn)

1. the process of borrowing between cultures, marked by the continuous transmission of elements and traits between different peoples and resulting in new and blended patterns.
2. the modification of one culture through direct and prolonged contact with another, usually more technologically complex culture (distinguished from assimilation).
3. the process of socialisation.
{ac- + culture + -ation}
acculturative /əˈkʌltʃərətɪv/ (say uh'kulchuhruhtiv), adjective

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • acculturation — (n.) the adoption and assimilation of an alien culture, 1880, from AD (Cf. ad ) to + CULTURE (Cf. culture) (n.) + ATION (Cf. ation) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • acculturation — noun Date: 1880 1. cultural modification of an individual, group, or people by adapting to or borrowing traits from another culture; also a merging of cultures as a result of prolonged contact 2. the process by which a human being acquires the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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