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ritualization

[rich-oo-uh-luh-zey-shuh n] /ˌrɪtʃ u ə ləˈzeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of ritualizing.
2.
Ethology. the alteration of a behavior pattern, as by a change in intensity, in a way that increases its effectiveness as a signal to other members of the species.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; ritualize + -ation
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  • Present trends in empirical research into educational administration are toward ritualization and lack of creativity.

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