Assimilation Definition

ə-sĭmə-lāshən
noun
An assimilating or being assimilated.
Webster's New World
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.
American Heritage
The process whereby a minority group gradually adopts the customs and attitudes of the prevailing culture.
American Heritage
The act or process of assimilating.
American Heritage Medicine
The state of being assimilated.
American Heritage Medicine
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other
The conversion of nutrients into living tissue; constructive metabolism.
American Heritage Science
The absorption by the public of a new stock issue after it has been sold in its entirety by the underwriter.
Webster's New World Finance

Other Word Forms of Assimilation

Noun

Singular:
assimilation
Plural:
assimilations

Origin of Assimilation

  • From Medieval Latin assimilatio.

    From Wiktionary

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