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Noun assimilation has 6 senses
  1. assimilation - the state of being assimilated; people of different backgrounds come to see themselves as part of a larger national family
    --1 is a kind of
    Derived forms: verb assimilate3, verb assimilate2
  2. assimilation, absorption - the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another
    --2 is a kind of social process
    --2 has particulars:
     Americanization, Americanisation; Europeanization, Europeanisation; Westernization, Westernisation
    Derived forms: verb assimilate3, verb assimilate2
  3. assimilation, absorption - the process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion
    --3 is a kind of organic process, biological process
    --3 has particulars: malabsorption
    Derived form: verb assimilate4
  4. assimilation - a linguistic process by which a sound becomes similar to an adjacent sound
    --4 is a kind of
    linguistic process
    Derived form: verb assimilate5
  5. acculturation, assimilation - the process of assimilating new ideas into an existing cognitive structure
    --5 is a kind of education
    Derived form: verb assimilate1
  6. assimilation - in the theories of Jean Piaget: the application of a general schema to a particular instance
    --6 is a kind of
    developmental learning
    Derived form: verb assimilate1
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