Acculturation (noun)

  1. The process of cultural and social change that results from blending between cultures.
  2. The exchange of cultural traits that results when groups of people come into continuous firsthand contact.


From american spanish aculturación, from culturación ("culture") + ac- ("toward"), from latin ad- ("to") + culturāre ("to cultivate").


  1. The acculturation of the immigrant population is a long process.
  2. Acculturation is a two-way process that involves both giving and receiving.
  3. The acculturation of the indigenous people was a gradual process.
  4. Acculturation can lead to cultural diffusion and the loss of traditional cultural practices.
  5. The acculturation process often leads to cultural hybridization and the creation of new cultural forms.
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