Dictionary Results for assimilation


1. assimilation - noun

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

Hypernym(s): relationship




2. assimilation - noun

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

Synonym(s): absorption

Hypernym(s): social_process




3. assimilation - noun

· the process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion

Synonym(s): absorption

Hypernym(s): organic_process, biological_process




4. assimilation - noun

· a linguistic process by which a sound becomes similar to an adjacent sound

Hypernym(s): linguistic_process




5. assimilation - noun

· the process of assimilating new ideas into an existing cognitive structure

Synonym(s): acculturation

Hypernym(s): education




6. assimilation - noun

· in the theories of Jean Piaget: the application of a general schema to a particular instance

Hypernym(s): developmental_learning





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