Complete Definition of "assimilation"

English

Pronunciation
rhymes|eɪÊÇn

Noun
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  1. The act of assimilating or the state of being assimilated.
  2. The metabolic conversion of nutriments into tissue.
  3. context|by extension The absorption of new ideas into an existing cognitive structure.
  4. linguistics The modification of a sound such that it becomes similar to an adjacent sound.
  5. The adoption, by a minority group, of the customs and attitudes of the dominant culture.

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