Assimilation meaning

ə-sĭmə-lāshən
Assimilation is defined as to learn and comprehend.

An example of assimilation is to pick up playing a musical instrument or learning about history, writing or any other subject something quickly.

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The process whereby a minority group gradually adopts the customs and attitudes of the prevailing culture.
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An assimilating or being assimilated.
  • The cultural absorption of a minority group into the main cultural body.
  • A process in which a sound, influenced by a neighboring sound, tends to become like it in articulation.
    The (n) in “in-” meaning “not” becomes (l) by assimilation in forming “illiterate”.
  • The change of digested food into the protoplasm of an animal; also, the absorption and incorporation of nutritive elements by plants, as in photosynthesis.
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The absorption by the public of a new stock issue after it has been sold in its entirety by the underwriter.
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(by extension) The absorption of new ideas into an existing cognitive structure.
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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.
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The definition of assimilation is to become like others, or help another person to adapt to a new environment.

An example of assimilation is the change of dress and behaviors an immigrant may go through when living in a new country.

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The act of assimilating or the state of being assimilated.
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The conversion of nutrients into living tissue; constructive metabolism.
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(sociology, cultural studies) The adoption, by a minority group, of the customs and attitudes of the dominant culture.
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The conversion of nutriments into living tissue; constructive metabolism.
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(phonology) A sound change process by which the phonetics of a speech segment becomes more like that of another segment in a word (at a word boundary), so that a change of phoneme occurs.
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In physiology, assimilation is the process of the body converting food.

An example of assimilation is the bodies usage of a protein drink after a workout.

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The conversion of nutriments into living tissue; constructive metabolism.
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Origin of assimilation

  • From Medieval Latin assimilatio.

    From Wiktionary