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Definition 1: in the theories of Jean Piaget: the application of a general schema to a particular instance - [noun denoting cognition]

(assimilation is a kind of ...) learning that takes place as a normal part of cognitive development

Definition 2: the process of assimilating new ideas into an existing cognitive structure - [noun denoting cognition]

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(assimilation is a kind of ...) the gradual process of acquiring knowledge

"education is a preparation for life" "a girl's education was less important than a boy's"

Definition 3: a linguistic process by which a sound becomes similar to an adjacent sound - [noun denoting process]

(assimilation is a kind of ...) a process involved in human language

Definition 4: the process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion - [noun denoting process]

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(assimilation is a kind of ...) a process occurring in living organisms

(... is a kind of assimilation ) the synthesis in living organisms of more complex substances (e.g., living tissue) from simpler ones together with the storage of energy

(... is a kind of assimilation ) abnormal absorption of nutrients from the digestive tract

Definition 5: the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another - [noun denoting process]

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(assimilation is a kind of ...) a process involved in the formation of groups of persons

(... is a kind of assimilation ) assimilation into American culture

(... is a kind of assimilation ) the act of anglicizing; making English in appearance

(... is a kind of assimilation ) assimilation into European culture

(... is a kind of assimilation ) assimilation of Western culture; the social process of becoming familiar with or converting to the customs and practices of Western civilization

Definition 6: the state of being assimilated; people of different backgrounds come to see themselves as part of a larger national family - [noun denoting state]

(assimilation is a kind of ...) a state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries

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