how to pronounce assimilation

əsɪmɪlɛɪʃən

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“… quickly move into assimilation what we …”

meanings of assimilation

noun:

  1. The adoption, by a minority group, of the customs and attitudes of the dominant culture.
  2. A sound change process by which the phonetics of a speech segment becomes more like that of another segment in a word (or at a word boundary), so that a change of phoneme occurs.
  3. The absorption of new ideas into an existing cognitive structure.
  4. The metabolic conversion of nutrients into tissue.
  5. The act of assimilating or the state of being assimilated.