how to pronounce assimilation


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The above transcription of assimilation is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association. You can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

assimilation is pronounced in five syllables

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An example use of assimilation in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… quickly move into assimilation what we …”

meanings of assimilation


  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.

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