socialisation

World English Dictionary
socialization or socialisation (ˌsəʊʃəlaɪˈzeɪʃən)
 
n
1.  psychol the modification from infancy of an individual's behaviour to conform with the demands of social life
2.  the act of socializing or the state of being socialized
 
socialisation or socialisation
 
n

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socialisation

noun
1. the action of establishing on a socialist basis; "the socialization of medical services" [syn: socialization
2. the act of meeting for social purposes; "there was too much socialization with the enlisted men" [syn: socialization
3. the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture; "the socialization of children to the norms of their culture" [syn: socialization
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