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 (ə-sĭm′ə-lā′tĭv) also as·sim·i·la·to·ry (-lə-tôr′ē)
Marked by or causing assimilation.
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Adj.1.assimilatory - capable of taking (gas, light, or liquids) into a solution; "an assimilative substance
absorbent, absorptive - having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.); "as absorbent as a sponge"
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to assimilate difference to sameness through the assimilatory tendencies
Similarly, LAI is the important assimilatory system of crop, which captured the light for carbon assimilations, therefore, the larger LAI provides more area for fixation of light which resultantly produced more CGR.
That is, schools shape individuals as 'ideal citizens' and in turn, privilege dominant social norms demonstrating their assimilatory properties (Hogarth, 2017b).
146) is couched in discussions of inclusion, which rings an assimilatory note.
Observing the curves generated to describe the net assimilation rate of the aerial part (NARAP), we can see that the treatments provided greater assimilatory gain at the beginning of the cycle, decreasing later with the advance of this one (Figure 13).
The outset of Part 2, "The Contest for Modern Orthodox Judaism," features documents reflecting the assimilatory temptations America presented the millions of Eastern European Jews who flocked to America at the turn of the 1900s.
Crop growth rate (CGR) and net assimilatory rate (NAR) was also higher with same level of nitrogen application (Table 1).
Response of various levels of zinc and irrigation on oil content, protein content in cake and nitrogen assimilatory enzyme in Indian mustard (Brassica juncea L.).
Sulfur is also essential for diverse biomolecules such as thiol-containing cofactors, iron-sulfur ([Fe-S]) clusters, molybdopterin, and tRNA thionucleosides [3-5], which are synthesized via assimilatory sulfur metabolism.
In addition, mutagenic effects such as auxin destruction, inhibition of auxin synthesis, failure of assimilatory mechanism, and changes in the specific activity of enzymes can also cause growth reductions [26].
Justin Trudeau's many pre-election promises to Indigenous peoples represented a drastic departure from Harper's racist, assimilatory agenda.