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progressive assimilation

noun, Phonetics.
assimilation in which a preceding sound has an effect on a following one, as in shortening captain to cap'm rather than cap'n.
Origin of progressive assimilation
First recorded in 1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Man is capable of progressive assimilation to God of ever deeper spiritual affinity to Him.

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