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Definition of Assimilation


  1. The act or process of assimilating or bringing to a resemblance, likeness, or identity; also, the state of being so assimilated; as, the assimilation of one sound to another.
  2. The conversion of nutriment into the fluid or solid substance of the body, by the processes of digestion and absorption, whether in plants or animals.

Assimilation Quotations

Talent is nothing but a prolonged period of attention and a shortened period of mental assimilation.
Constantin Stanislavski

The mission of the United States is one of benevolent assimilation.
William McKinley

Every acquisition of accommodation becomes material for assimilation, but assimilation always resists new accommodations.
Jean Piaget

Great genius takes shape by contact with another great genius, but, less by assimilation than by fiction.
Heinrich Heine

Throughout the Old Testament, God warns his chosen people about the perils of assimilation, shiksappeal and false gods.
David Harsanyi
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Assimilation Translations

assimilation in French is rajustement
assimilation in German is Anpassung {f}, Angleichung {f}
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