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  Definition of assimilation
  1. in the theories of Jean Piaget: the application of a general schema to a particular instance
  2. the process of assimilating new ideas into an existing cognitive structure
  3. a linguistic process by which a sound becomes similar to an adjacent sound
  4. the process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion
  5. the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another
  6. the state of being assimilated; people of different backgrounds come to see themselves as part of a larger national family
Similar Words: acculturation, absorption

 

Hyponyms: malabsorption, Americanization, Americanisation, Europeanization, Europeanisation, Westernization, Westernisation

 

Derivational Morphology: absorb, assimilate, ingest, take in, imbibe

 

Anagrams: isolationism, Islam Nation

 

 
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