HyperDic: assimilation

English > 6 senses of the word assimilation:
NOUNstateassimilationthe state of being assimilated
processassimilation, absorptionthe social process of absorbing one cultural / cultural group into harmony with another
processassimilation, absorptionthe process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion
processassimilationa linguistic process by which a sound becomes similar to an adjacent sound
cognitionassimilation, acculturationthe process of assimilating new ideas into an existing cognitive structure
cognitionassimilationin the theories of Jean Piaget
assimilation > pronunciation
Soundsahsih.mahley'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > assimilation: 6 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe state of being assimilated; people of different backgrounds come to see themselves as part of a larger / larger national family.
BroaderrelationshipA state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries
Spanishasimilación
Catalanassimilació
Verbsassimilatebecome similar to one's environment
assimilatemake similar
English > assimilation: 6 senses > noun 2, process
MeaningThe social process of absorbing one cultural / cultural group into harmony with another.
Synonymabsorption
NarrowerAmericanization, Americanisationassimilation into American culture
Anglicization, AnglicisationThe act of anglicizing
Europeanization, Europeanisationassimilation into European culture
Westernization, Westernisationassimilation of Western culture
Broadersocial processA process involved in the formation of groups of persons
Spanishasimilación
Catalanassimilació
Verbsassimilatebecome similar to one's environment
assimilatemake similar
English > assimilation: 6 senses > noun 3, process
MeaningThe process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion.
Synonymabsorption
Narroweranabolism, constructive metabolismThe synthesis in living organisms of more complex substances (e.g., living tissue) from simpler ones together with the storage of energy
malabsorptionAbnormal absorption of nutrients from the digestive tract
Broaderorganic process, biological processA process occurring in living organisms
Spanishabsorción, asimilación
Catalanabsorció, assimilació
Verbsassimilatetake (gas, light or heat) into a solution
English > assimilation: 6 senses > noun 4, process
MeaningA linguistic process by which a sound becomes similar to an adjacent sound.
Broaderlinguistic processA process involved in human language
Spanishasimilación
Catalanassimilació
Verbsassimilatebecome similar in sound
English > assimilation: 6 senses > noun 5, cognition
MeaningThe process of assimilating new ideas into an existing cognitive structure.
Synonymacculturation
BroadereducationThe gradual process of acquiring knowledge
Spanishaculturación, asimilación
Verbsassimilatetake up mentally
English > assimilation: 6 senses > noun 6, cognition
MeaningIn the theories of Jean Piaget: the application of a general schema to a particular instance.
Broaderdevelopmental learningLearning that takes place as a normal part of cognitive development
Spanishasimilación
Verbsassimilatetake up mentally

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