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assimilate

(ə-sĭm′ə-lāt′)
v. assimi·lated, assimi·lating, assimi·lates
v.tr.
Physiology
a. To consume and incorporate (nutrients) into the body after digestion.
b. To transform (food) into living tissue by the process of anabolism; metabolize constructively.

as·sim′i·la′tor n.

assimilate

(ă-sim′ĭ-lāt″) [L. assimilare, to make like, liken]
1. To absorb digested food.
2. In psychology, to absorb newly perceived information into the existing subjective conscious structure.
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Honda, T., and Coauthors, 2018: Assimilating all-sky Himawari-8 satellite infrared radiances: A case of Typhoon Soudelor (2015).
Zhang, 2017: Adaptive observation error inflation for assimilating all-sky satellite radiance.
Zhang, 2012: Assimilating airborne Doppler radar observations with an ensemble Kalman filter for convection-permitting hurricane initialization and prediction: Katrina (2005).
To evaluate the potential value of assimilating TAMDAR observations, model forecasts from the four experiments were compared above the surface against ACARS, TAMDAR, and rawinsonde observations and at the surface against MADIS standard and mesonet surface observations in addition to maritime observations; additionally precipitation analyses were also used for verification.
Temperature MAE (Figure 4(a)) is improved by assimilating TAMDAR observations by 0.1-0.2 K in the lowest 1000 m AGL.
Although the greatest clusters remained in assimilating and converging, the two age groups showed somewhat opposite preferences between the two styles--specifically, the younger group favored the assimilating style by a fairly wide margin, whereas an identical percentage (43.9%) of the older group displayed a preference for converging.
As with the delivery method, the results show the greatest cluster in assimilating and converging.
Black nationalist scholars have often criticized African-American leaders, such as those at the heart of Rael's study, for assimilating into mainstream white culture and not developing a broad based critique of liberal-capitalist values.
The conventional judgment as to whether immigrants or their descendants are assimilating is usually based on how much of their native cultural heritages they have discarded and how culturally "American" they seem.
The difficulty of understanding another, distinct culture without simply assimilating it to one's own has been a topic of intense interest for years now.
Huerta's images cover the spectrum from high-Modernist abstractions to biker art, yet it is pointless to critique each painting in terms of its "genre." Huerta has created his own genre, assimilating failure into his painterly vocabulary alongside obvious technical accomplishment.
Some two decades after Jackson Pollock's death, but without ever emulating his actual procedures, de Kooning was assimilating more of the implications of his friend's diffused and decentered "drip" paintings than he ever had before.