Ritualization



[rich-oo-uh-luh-zey-shuh n] /ˌrɪtʃ u ə ləˈzeɪ ʃən/
noun
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.

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