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Part of speech: noun

Origin: Latin, 17th century


The process of adjusting to cultural or environmental norms in a given area or culture


The process of completely understanding information and ideas

Examples of Assimilation in a sentence

"My immigrant parents worked hard to complete their assimilation without losting their cultural identity."

"Assimilation isn't easy, particularly when you don't even speak the language."

About Assimilation

Assimilation has a scientific meaning you may not be aware of-- when your body breaks down food and adds its vital chemicals and vitamins to your cells, that's known as assimilation.

Did you Know?

Assimilate comes from the latin phrase ad-similis. Over time, the d sound assimilated itself with the s of similis.

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