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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

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

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

Like art and politics, gangsterism is a very important avenue of assimilation into society.
E. L. Doctorow

The old process of social assimilation used to be mainly about English new money - generated in London, the mucky, brassy North or the colonies - buying those houses and restoring them, and doing the three-generation thing, mouldering into the landscape, and the 'community,' identifying with the place in a familiar way.
Peter York
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Assimilation Translations

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

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