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assimilation

as·sim·i·la·tion

assimilation

 
pronunciation:
sI m leI shn
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act, process, or condition of assimilating or being assimilated.
definition 2: in biology, the process by which foods or nutrients taken into the organism are transformed into living tissue.
definition 3: the process by which minority groups, such as immigrants, slowly absorb the characteristics of the dominant culture.
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