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assimilation

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Biology
assimilationas‧sim‧i‧la‧tion /əˌsɪməˈleɪʃən/ noun 🔊 🔊 1 UNDERSTAND[uncountable + of] the process of understanding and using new ideas2 [uncountable + into] the process of becoming an accepted part of a country or group
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assimilationPiaget identifies two fundamental aspects or modes of adaptation: accommodation and assimilation.A terrestrial plant will always be stunted in growth and assimilation and can never be a match for a true aquatic plant.Sometimes the difference caused by assimilation is very noticeable, and sometimes it is very slight.When this is done, assimilation of the stimulus proceeds and equilibrium is reached for the moment.A good deal of this, waiting for assimilation, would never be accommodated.Clearly, not all actions result in assimilation and accommodation.Many of those responsible saw their task as one of assimilation - to bring northern folk into southern-based cultures and modern ways.Plainly, something has gone wrong with this great process of assimilation.
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