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so•cial•i•za•tion



Pronunciation: (sō"shu-lu-zā'shun), [key]
n.
1. a continuing process whereby an individual acquires a personal identity and learns the norms, values, behavior, and social skills appropriate to his or her social position.
2. the act or process of making socialistic: the socialization of industry.

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

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