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assimilation

 [ah-sim″ĭ-la´shun]
1. conversion of nutritive material into living tissue; anabolism.
2. psychologically, absorption of new experiences into the existing psychologic makeup.
3. the process by which members of a culture change their lifeways in order to become totally integrated into another culture.

as·sim·i·la·tion

(ă-sim'i-lā'shŭn),
1. Incorporation of digested materials from food into the tissues.
2. Integration of newly perceived information and experiences into the existing cognitive structure.
[L. as-similo, pp. -atus, to make alike]

assimilation

(ə-sĭm′ə-lā′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act or process of assimilating.
b. The state of being assimilated.
2. Physiology The conversion of nutriments into living tissue; constructive metabolism.

assimilation

Medspeak-UK
The process of incorporating a support worker—e.g., secretary, porter, courier, etc.—whose pay band was not clarified on a hospital trust’s payroll during the Agenda for Change transition.

Psychology
Piaget’s term for a person’s comprehension and integration of new experiences into the mind, or mental schemes.

assimilation

Psychiatry A person's comprehension and integration of new experiences

as·sim·i·la·tion

(ă-sim'i-lā'shŭn)
1. Incorporation of digested materials from food into the tissues.
2. Integration of newly perceived information and experiences into the existing cognitive structure.
[L. as-similo, pp. -atus, to make alike]

assimilation

The process of incorporating nutrient material into cells after digestion and absorption.

assimilation

the intake by organisms of new materials from the outside and their incorporation into the internal structure of the organism.