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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.
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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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Accomadators and divergers tend to learn better from more concrete presentations, while convergers and assimilators tend to learn better from more abstract presentations.
As shown in Figure 7, Assimilator students in the homogeneous group showed the significance Z = 6.08 for C5 ("Irrelevant response") and it appears that they spent more time thinking.
Buerk, Malmstrom, and Peppers (2003) found significant differences in learning styles between online students (tended to have the Converger learning style) and their traditional counterparts (were more likely to have the Assimilator learning style), while Aragon, Johnson, and Shaik (2002), concluded that there are no significant differences in learning styles and learning performance between online and traditional graduate students.
The last type is the ACCOMMODATOR who has the opposite learning strengths of the assimilator. This person is best at Concrete Experience (CE) and Active Experimentation (AE).
The first unit, primarily cognitive, consisted of writing, discussion, and lecture about culture shock along with a brief cultural assimilator group exercise.
Nazareth and his class started showing how Elvis was a great assimilator of Black culture, Cherokee culture, Indian culture, all sorts of cultures and how he paid them back in his songs, costumes and movies!
It is composed of 12 questions describing the four learning stages and serves to measure four types of learning styles, namely, Diverger, Accommodator, Assimilator and Converger.
Kolb (1984) identified four learning styles; namely, diverger, assimilator, converger, and accommodator.
Julian Tuwim, the great polonophone Jewish poet, said in a 1924 interview in Nasz Przeglad that "the Jews regard me as an assimilator. That's a false description.
The four types are as follows: accommodator, diverger, assimilator, and converger.
Four learner types are convergent, divergent, assimilator and accommodator.
A culture general assimilator: Preparation for various types of sojourns.