Definition of enculturation in English:

enculturation

Syllabification: en·cul·tu·ra·tion
Pronunciation: /enˌkəlCHəˈrāSHən
 
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(also inculturation)

noun

  • 1The gradual acquisition of the characteristics and norms of a culture or group by a person, another culture, etc..
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    • They define themselves through the processes of socialization and enculturation characteristics of their disciplinary areas.
    • Another important point is the enculturation (a slow absorption of norms and cultural practices) of newcomers.
    • It might be innate and modularised, learned individually, or acquired through a process of enculturation.
  • 1.1The adaptation of Christian liturgy to a non-Christian cultural background.
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    • I don't know if the Pope would approve of the slaughter of the cow, although it might be covered under the rubric of ‘the enculturation of the gospel.’
    • Allen is worried by the alien character of much in the young churches and is concerned that real enculturation has yet to take place.

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