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Capable of being assimilated: assimilable nutrients; assimilable information.

as·sim′i·la·bil′i·ty n.


the capacity to be assimilated or made similar
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Williams (1981) suggested that the blue mussel Mytilus edulis have low assimilability of detritus from salt marsh vascular plants from feeding experiments.
By 1902, Japanese and other Asian immigrants were migrating to the United States, and their racial assimilability and therefore their right to immigrate became public policy questions.
This subtractive process of schooling often lowers teacher expectations on the basis of students' cultural and linguistic assimilability.
61) In stressing Jews' assimilability with white gentile Americans over their need for better living conditions, Fishberg s partial-immunity argument advanced the social agendas of Jews in these higher circles.
Cd badly affects plant metabolism it accumulates in different plant organs and parts due to its high mobility and assimilability after absorption from roots it is translocated to aerial parts of plant in ionic form.
The KMT provided men with opportunities to demonstrate their assimilability, Marshall argues, whereas immigrant women on the prairies were isolated to a greater degree than those who lived elsewhere because of racial discrimination, geography, and traditional gender biases rooted in Chinese culture.
According to the board, thanks to assimilability, crystal stock levels and other qualities of Karara's supplies, the move will bring improvements in energy efficiency and cost saving to benefit Angang's profit-making ability.
paused on the newly seized island of Puerto Rico which was comprised of an undesirably Black population whose assimilability, its capacity to "whiten" and function as "reasonable" citizens was unknown (see Duany).
12) Douglas Lorimer argues that the discursive balance tilted decisively during the late Victorian and Edwardian eras from a belief in the moral and intellectual assimilability of people of color to British civilization to a conception of the social and cultural incompatibility of European and other peoples.
Among the reasons publicly voiced were geographic proximity, the potential for commercial development, racial assimilability or unassimilability, population size, and attitude toward American rule.
But such depictions could also, even simultaneously, undermine arguments for Scotland's assimilability, or stake a claim for Scottish superiority to the limits of the British polity.
This collection of essays originated from the September 2010 conference "Representing Perpetrators" at the University of Sheffield and explores ethics and aesthetics of depiction, questions of comprehension and assimilability, contexts of historical violence, nation and postmemory, gender, and voyeurism with aims to simultaneously examine the depiction of Holocaust perpetrators and maintain the unease associated with such examination.