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Primary innovation

the creation, invention, or chance discovery of a completely new idea, method, or device.

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Secondary innovation

the deliberate application or modification of an existing idea, method, or device.

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Diffusion

The spread of certain ideas, customs, or practices from one culture to another.

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Cargo cult

A spiritual movement (especially noted in Melanesia) in reaction to disruptive contact with Western capitalism promising resurrection of deceased relatives, destruction or enslavement of white foreigners, and the magical arrival of utopian riches.

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assimilation

Cultural absorption of an ethnic minority by a dominant society

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modernization

the process of political and socioeconomic change, whereby developing societies acquire some of the cultural characteristics of Western industrial societies.