Origin of assimilation
Examples from the Web for assimilation
Actors can inhabit the person through the sheer force of their assimilation.
Today, Turkey in the German imagination has mostly to do with immigration, assimilation, and EU membership.
Conway refers to the other important factors as the “three ‘A’s”: air conditioning, assimilation, and airfare.
Assimilation was more urgent that it may have been for other immigrants.
Wonder of Wonders approaches the topic of assimilation from many angles.
Thus amalgamation of races insures the conditions of primary social contacts most favorable for assimilation.Introduction to the Science of Sociology|Robert E. Park
The agreements of Matthew and Luke against Mark can further be accounted for by the hypothesis of assimilation.Sources of the Synoptic Gospels|Carl S. Patton
By producing the above effects, it prepares the constituents of the soil for assimilation by plants.The Elements of Agriculture|George E. Waring
Previously acquired food habits appear to affect materially the process of digestion and assimilation.Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value|Harry Snyder
The digestive apparatus of the young animal is small, and its powers of assimilation are very energetic.The Stock-Feeder's Manual|Charles Alexander Cameron
Word Origin and History for assimilation
early 15c., "act of assimilating," from Old French assimilacion, from Latin assimilationem (nominative assimilatio) "likeness, similarity," noun of action from past participle stem of assimilare (see assimilate). Psychological sense is from 1855.
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Culture definitions for 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.”