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Overview of noun assimilation

The noun assimilation has 6 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. assimilation

(the state of being assimilated; people of different backgrounds come to see themselves as part of a larger national family)

2. assimilation, absorption

(the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another)

3. assimilation, absorption

(the process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion)

4. assimilation

(a linguistic process by which a sound becomes similar to an adjacent sound)

5. acculturation, assimilation

(the process of assimilating new ideas into an existing cognitive structure)

6. assimilation

(in the theories of Jean Piaget: the application of a general schema to a particular instance) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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