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patterning

noun
     
Related topics: Psychology, Psychiatry
pat‧tern‧ing [uncountable]
1 technicalMP the development of particular ways of behaving, thinking, doing things etc that are the result of copying and repeating actions, language etc:
cultural patterning
patterning of
the patterning of parent-child relationships
2 patterns of a particular kind, especially on an animal's skin

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