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Definition of upbringing noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

upbringing

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈʌpˌbrɪŋɪŋ//
 
[singular, uncountable]
 
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the way in which a child is cared for and taught how to behave while it is growing up to have had a sheltered upbringing He was a Catholic by upbringing.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: upbringing