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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The act of turning something into an established or prescribed procedure; Also: The alteration of a behavior pattern, as by a change in intensity, in a way that increases its effectiveness as a signal to other members of the species

Usage examples (9)
  • Cacciatore, whose fourth baby, Cheyenne, died in 1994, calls this a period of "ritualization," a time for parents to honor their child and to feel some semblance of...
  • But I'm not talking about love; I'm talking about its annual ritualization.
  • We have to recognize that their ritualization of the Atheist experience is ostensibly religious in and of itself.
  • Either way, the ritualization of menstruation serves as a major context of gender identity formation for women in rabbinic culture. for more
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