assimilation

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Noun[change]

Singular
assimilation

Plural
assimilations

  1. The act of assimilating or the state of being assimilated.
  2. Changing nutrients into tissue.
  3. (by extension) Adding new ideas to an old way of thinking.
  4. (linguistics) Changing a sound so that it becomes similar to the sound next to it.
  5. When a minority group takes on the customs and attitudes of the dominant culture.

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