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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The process of receiving new facts or of responding to new situations in conformity with what is already available to consciousness.

Usage examples (38)
  • Great genius take shape by contact with another great genius, but less by assimilation than by fiction.
  • In the social science literature on immigration and ethnicity, the term assimilation has been assigned various meanings.
  • The good news: assimilation is taking place in Los Angeles.
  • An interesting aside related to assimilation is one of heterosis. for more
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