assimilation as·sim·i·la·tion (ə-sĭm'ə-lā'shən)
The incorporation of digested substances from food into the tissues of an organism.
The amalgamation and modification of newly perceived information and experiences into the existing cognitive structure.
|assimilation (ə-sĭm'ə-lā'shən) Pronunciation Key
The conversion of nutrients into living tissue; constructive metabolism.
The process by which a person or persons acquire the social and psychological characteristics of a group: “Waves of immigrants have been assimilated into the American culture.”