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Anthropology, Cultural definition: The study of social phenomena which characterize the learned, shared, and transmitted social activities of a particular ethnic group.
Cross-Cultural Comparison definition: Comparison of various psychological, sociological, or cultural factors in order to assess the similarities or diversities occurring in two or more different cultures or societies.
Cultural Characteristics definition: Those aspects or characteristics which identify a culture.
Cultural Deprivation definition: The absence of certain expected and acceptable cultural phenomena in the environment which results in the failure of the individual to communicate and respond in the most appropriate manner within the context of society. Language acquisition and language use are commonly used in assessing this concept.
Cultural Evolution definition: The continuous developmental process of a culture from simple to complex forms and from homogeneous to heterogeneous qualities.
Cultural Pluralism definition: The presence of multiple value systems within or among societies. (Bioethics Thesaurus)
Culture definition: A collective expression for all behavior patterns acquired and socially transmitted through symbols. Culture includes customs, traditions, and language.
culture definition: collective expression for behavior patterns acquired and socially transmitted through symbols; includes customs, traditions, and language.
Culture definition: A pattern of learned beliefs, values, and behavior that are shared within a group. It includes language, styles of communication, practices, customs, and views on roles and relationships.
Cultural Diversity definition: Coexistence of numerous distinct ethnic, racial, religious, or cultural groups within one social unit, organization, or population. (From American Heritage Dictionary, 2d college ed., 1982, p955)
Cultural Diversity definition: The inevitable variety in customs, attitudes, practices, and behaviors that exists among groups of individuals from different ethnic, racial, or national backgrounds who come into contact within a social unit, organization, or population.
Cultural Competency definition: Cultural and linguistic competence is a set of congruent behaviors, attitudes, and policies that come together in a system, agency, or among professionals that enables effective work in cross-cultural situations. Competence implies the capacity to function effectively as an individual and an organization within the context of the cultural beliefs, behaviors, and needs presented by consumers and their communities.