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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

chiefly British English spelling of socialization; for spelling, see -ize.


n. (alternative spelling of socialization English)

  1. n. the action of establishing on a socialist basis; "the socialization of medical services" [syn: socialization]

  2. the act of meeting for social purposes; "there was too much socialization with the enlisted men" [syn: socialization, socializing, socialising]

  3. the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture; "the socialization of children to the norms of their culture" [syn: socialization, acculturation, enculturation]

Usage examples of "socialisation".

Councils in Berlin decides to call elections for a National Assembly on 19 January 1919 and also calls for immediate socialisation measures.

Guests speculate that his pre-show ritual of socialisation - a bestowing upon them of his brilliance - is a ploy to point up the disparity between the urbanity of the man and the barbarity of his act, thereby commenting on the dichotomy inherent in the human condition.