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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

assimilation

Psychiatry A person's comprehension and integration of new experiences
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

assimilation

The process of incorporating nutrient material into cells after digestion and absorption.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

assimilation

the intake by organisms of new materials from the outside and their incorporation into the internal structure of the organism.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005