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[uh-sim-uh-ley-shuh-niz-uh m] /əˌsɪm əˈleɪ ʃəˌnɪz əm/
the practice or policy of assimilating or encouraging the assimilation of people from all ethnic groups and cultures of origin:
In the 1900s, some immigrants at first resisted the assimilationism of the New World.
Origin of assimilationism
First recorded in 1950-55; assimilation + -ism
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assimilationist, noun, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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"one who advocates racial or ethnic integration," 1900, in reference to possible U.S. attitudes toward Hawaii and possessions obtained in the war against Spain; usually with reference to Jews in European nations; see assimilation + -ist.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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