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assimilation
n. act or state of being incorporated into; absorption into the cultural tradition of another group (esp. a minority group into the predominant culture); process by which nourishment is absorbed into the body and converted (i.e. into tissue or energy, etc.); linguistic process in which one sound changes to be like an adjoining sound

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assimilation

Noun
1. the state of being assimilated; people of different backgrounds come to see themselves as part of a larger national family
(hypernym) relationship
(derivation) assimilate
2. the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another
(synonym) absorption
(hypernym) social process
(hyponym) Americanization, Americanisation
(derivation) assimilate
3. the process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion
(synonym) absorption
(hypernym) organic process, biological process
(hyponym) malabsorption
(derivation) assimilate, imbibe
4. a linguistic process by which a sound becomes similar to an adjacent sound
(hypernym) linguistic process
(derivation) assimilate
5. the process of assimilating new ideas into an existing cognitive structure
(synonym) acculturation
(hypernym) education
(derivation) absorb, assimilate, ingest, take in
6. in the theories of Jean Piaget: the application of a general schema to a particular instance
(hypernym) developmental learning
(derivation) absorb, assimilate, ingest, take in


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Assimilation (die)
nf. assimilation, absorption into the cultural tradition of another group

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assimilation
nf. assimilation; digest; equation, imbibition


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