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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 as·sim·i·la·tion /əˌsɪməˈleʃən/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 as·sim·i·la·tion /əˌsɪməˈleʃən/ 名詞

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 As·sim·i·la·tion n.
 1. The act or process of assimilating or bringing to a resemblance, likeness, or identity; also, the state of being so assimilated; as, the assimilation of one sound to another.
    To aspire to an assimilation with God.   --Dr. H. More.
    The assimilation of gases and vapors.   --Sir J. Herschel.
 2. Physiol. The conversion of nutriment into the fluid or solid substance of the body, by the processes of digestion and absorption, whether in plants or animals.
    Not conversing the body, not repairing it by assimilation, but preserving it by ventilation.   --Sir T. Browne.
 Note:The term assimilation has been limited by some to the final process by which the nutritive matter of the blood is converted into the substance of the tissues and organs.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the state of being assimilated; people of different
           backgrounds come to see themselves as part of a larger
           national family
      2: the social process of absorbing one cultural group into
         harmony with another [syn: absorption]
      3: the process of absorbing nutrients into the body after
         digestion [syn: absorption]
      4: a linguistic process by which a sound becomes similar to an
         adjacent sound
      5: the process of assimilating new ideas into an existing
         cognitive structure [syn: acculturation]
      6: in the theories of Jean Piaget: the application of a general
         schema to a particular instance