noun see ritualize

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • ritualization — /rich ooh euh leuh zay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of ritualizing. 2. Ethology. 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. [1930 35;… …   Universalium

  • ritualization — noun the act of giving something a ritual meaning or significance See Also: ritualize …   Wiktionary

  • ritualization — n. process of turning something into a ritual, process of making into a ceremony …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ritualization — rit·u·al·iza·tion …   English syllables

  • ritualization — ˌrich(ə)wələ̇ˈzāshən, chəl , ˌlīˈz noun ( s) : the act of ritualizing : the condition of being ritualized …   Useful english dictionary

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