assimilation in which a preceding sound has an effect on a following one, as in shortening captain to cap'm rather than cap'n.
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- progress payment,
- progressive bulbar paralysis,
- progressive cataract,
- progressive cerebral poliodystrophy,
- progressive conservative,
- progressive conservative party
Compare regressive assimilation.
Origin of progressive assimilation
First recorded in 1910–15
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