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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

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

The majesty of the American Jewish experience is in its success marrying its unique Jewish identity with the larger, liberal values of the United States. There is no need anymore to choose between assimilation and separation. We are accepted as equals.
Edgar Bronfman, Sr.

But then I came to the conclusion that no, while there may be an immigration problem, it isn't really a serious problem. The really serious problem is assimilation.
Samuel P. Huntington

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

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