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."
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.