social acceptance

(noun) A process of learning about, accepting, and adapting to an innovation.

Example: Internet use across generations, cultures, and societies.

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: social acceptances
  • Social acceptance used in a sentence: Social acceptance of the Internet grows every day.

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Kendall, Diane. 2006. Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials. 5th ed. Belmont, CA: Thomson/Wadsworth.