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rit•u•al•i•za•tion



Pronunciation: (rich"OO-u-lu-zā'shun), [key]
n.
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.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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