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Definitions of assimilation:
  • noun:   in the theories of Jean Piaget: the application of a general schema to a particular instance
  • noun:   a linguistic process by which a sound becomes similar to an adjacent sound
  • noun:   the process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion
  • noun:   the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another
  • noun:   the state of being assimilated; people of different backgrounds come to see themselves as part of a larger national family
  • noun:   the process of assimilating new ideas into an existing cognitive structure

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