Definition of ritualization in English:
1.1 Zoology The evolutionary process by which an action or behavior pattern in an animal loses its original function but is retained for its role in display or other social interaction.
- The manner in which fragments of motor patterns or autonomic reflexes are transformed into social signals are described in part by the evolutionary process of ritualization.
- Footdrumming, as with other signals, probably originated by ritualization of older forms of behavior not associated with communication such as running and digging.
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