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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.
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From our data analysis we obtained results that partially support our first hypothesis, that children and grandchildren of immigrants are less vulnerable to downward assimilation when they have union jobs, sound occupational skills, or have received public assistance.
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The effect of the assimilation of SST and SSH observations can be seen to, in general, reduce the off-shore temperature gradient associated with coastal upwelling and weaken the mean northwards and off-shore surface flow.
In order to adapt to the dynamic and changing real operational context, we need to use the data assimilation technology to assimilate the changing environmental information into the simulation system.
"We have great cooperation and haven't mentioned anything about party assimilation. Coalition doesn't imply assimilation", stressed Taravari.
At the same time, they also find evidence of assimilation. Immigrant women narrow the labor supply gap with native-born women as they spend more time in the United States.
Thirty-two years ago, on December 26, a dark episode of the so-called Revival Process unfolded with three people (including a three-month-old baby) killed during a peaceful protest against forced assimilation.The tragic events in the village of Mogilyane near Kardzhali (southern Bulgaria) could reportedly be attended by Turkey's Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu.