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What Does Assimilation Mean?

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Assimilation is the noun form of assimilate. The word Assimilation has four different meanings. Assimilation is the process of assimilating. Thus, it also represents the condition of being assimilated. It means the process of understanding something. Example: The assimilation of the intricacies involved in accounting takes time. The assimilation of knowledge regarding something means comprehension of that knowledge.

Assimilation can also mean the conversion of food particles into nutritive compounds. The Physiological term for this process is 'constructive metabolism'. Example: After absorption, the food undergoes assimilation. Thus, this means that the food is in its useful form and the body cells now derive energy from the products form in the process. In Linguistics, assimilation is defined as a process in which a sound is customized. Thus, this changed sound becomes similar to an adjacent sound.

Assimilation is also known as the process by which minority groups adopts the customs and traditions of the existing culture. Example: The British Culture was assimilated by the younger Indian generations after 1960
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It is the process of a minority group adopting and adapting to the cultural norms and values of another majority group.
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Minority Groups adoption of the beliefs and way of life of a dominant culture.

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