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socialization

noun
     
Related topics: Sociology
so‧cial‧i‧za‧tion [uncountable]
1SESS the process by which people, especially children, are made to behave in a way that is acceptable in their society:
Schools play an important part in the socialization of our children.
2 the process of making something work according to socialist ideas:
the socialization of medicine

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