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assimilation

[ uh-sim-uh-ley-shuhn ]
/ əˌsɪm əˈleɪ ʃən /
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Origin of assimilation

First recorded in 1595–1605; from Latin assimilātiōn- (stem of assimilātiō ). See assimilate, -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM assimilation

an·ti·as·sim·i·la·tion, noun, adjectivenon·as·sim·i·la·tion, nounre·as·sim·i·la·tion, noun
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Scientific definitions for assimilation

assimilation
[ ə-sĭm′ə-lāshən ]

The conversion of nutrients into living tissue; constructive metabolism.
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Cultural definitions for assimilation

assimilation

The process by which a person or persons acquire the social and psychological characteristics of a group: “Waves of immigrants have been assimilated into the American culture.”

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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