cultural lag

noun

Definition of cultural lag

: a relatively slower advance or change of one aspect of a culture especially : the slower development of nonmaterial as contrasted with material or technological culture traits

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First Known Use of cultural lag

1922, in the meaning defined above

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“Cultural lag.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cultural%20lag. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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