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as·sim·i·la·tion

 (ə-sĭm′ə-lā′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act or process of assimilating.
b. The state of being assimilated.
2. Physiology The conversion of nutriments into living tissue; constructive metabolism.
3. Linguistics The process by which a sound is modified so that it becomes similar or identical to an adjacent or nearby sound. For example, the prefix in- becomes im- in impossible by assimilation to the labial p of possible.
4. The process whereby a minority group gradually adopts the customs and attitudes of the prevailing culture.

as•sim•i•la•tion

(əˌsɪm əˈleɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act or process of assimilating or the state of being assimilated.
2.
a. the conversion of absorbed food into the substance of the body.
b. the process of plant nutrition, including photosynthesis and the absorption of nutrient matter.
3. the merging of cultural traits from distinct cultural groups.
4. the act or process by which a speech sound becomes identical with or similar to a neighboring sound, as in (ˈgræm pɑ) for grandpa.
[1595–1605; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.assimilation - the state of being assimilated; people of different backgrounds come to see themselves as part of a larger national family
relationship - a state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries
2.assimilation - the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with anotherassimilation - the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another
Americanisation, Americanization - assimilation into American culture
Anglicisation, Anglicization - the act of anglicizing; making English in appearance
Europeanisation, Europeanization - assimilation into European culture
social process - a process involved in the formation of groups of persons
Westernisation, Westernization - assimilation of Western culture; the social process of becoming familiar with or converting to the customs and practices of Western civilization
3.assimilation - the process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestionassimilation - the process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion
anabolism, constructive metabolism - the synthesis in living organisms of more complex substances (e.g., living tissue) from simpler ones together with the storage of energy
malabsorption - abnormal absorption of nutrients from the digestive tract
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
4.assimilation - a linguistic process by which a sound becomes similar to an adjacent sound
linguistic process - a process involved in human language
5.assimilation - the process of assimilating new ideas into an existing cognitive structureassimilation - the process of assimilating new ideas into an existing cognitive structure
education - the gradual process of acquiring knowledge; "education is a preparation for life"; "a girl's education was less important than a boy's"
6.assimilation - in the theories of Jean Piaget: the application of a general schema to a particular instance
developmental learning - learning that takes place as a normal part of cognitive development

assimilation

noun
The process of absorbing and incorporating, especially mentally:
Translations
تَمْثيل الطَّعَام بَعد هَضْمِه
asimilace
assimilationintegration
asimilacija
hasonulás
melting; aîlögun
asimilácia
kaynaşmaözümsemesindirme

assimilation

[əˌsɪmɪˈleɪʃən] Nasimilación f

assimilation

[əˌsɪmɪˈleɪʃən] n
[ideas, facts] → assimilation f
[person] → assimilation f

assimilation

n (of food, knowledge)Aufnahme f; (fig: into society etc also) → Integration f; his powers of assimilationseine geistige Aufnahmefähigkeit

assimilation

[əˌsɪmɪˈleɪʃn] nassimilazione f

assimilate

(əˈsiməleit) verb
to take in and digest. Plants assimilate food from the earth; I can't assimilate all these facts at once.
asˌsimiˈlation noun

as·sim·i·la·tion

n. asimilación, transformación y absorción por el organismo de los alimentos digeridos.

assimilation

n (psych) asimilación f