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Assimilation vs. Conformity — What's the Difference?

Assimilation vs. Conformity — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Assimilation and Conformity

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Assimilation

The process of taking in and fully understanding information or ideas
The assimilation of the knowledge of the Greeks

Conformity

Conformity is the act of matching attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors to group norms, politics or being like-minded. Norms are implicit, specific rules, shared by a group of individuals, that guide their interactions with others.

Assimilation

The absorption and digestion of food or nutrients by the body or any biological system
Nitrate assimilation usually takes place in leaves

Conformity

Similarity in form or character; agreement
I acted in conformity with my principles.

Assimilation

The process of becoming similar to something
Watson was ready to work for the assimilation of Scots law to English law where he thought it was justified
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Conformity

Action or behavior in correspondence with socially accepted standards, conventions, rules, or laws
Conformity to university regulations.

Assimilation

The act or process of assimilating.

Conformity

The relationship between rock or sediment strata that were deposited adjacently or vertically in sequence without any interruption due to erosion, tilting, folding, or similar natural processes.

Assimilation

The state of being assimilated.

Conformity

A surface exhibiting such a relationship between older rock strata and younger rock strata.

Assimilation

(Physiology) The conversion of nutriments into living tissue; constructive metabolism.

Conformity

The state of things being similar or identical.

Assimilation

(Linguistics) The process by which a sound is modified so that it becomes similar or identical to an adjacent or nearby sound. For example, the prefix in- becomes im- in impossible by assimilation to the labial p of possible.

Conformity

A point of resemblance; a similarity.

Assimilation

The process whereby a minority group gradually adopts the customs and attitudes of the prevailing culture.

Conformity

The state of being conforming, of complying with a set of rules, with a norm or standard.

Assimilation

The act of assimilating or the state of being assimilated.

Conformity

The ideology of adhering to one standard or social uniformity.

Assimilation

The metabolic conversion of nutrients into tissue.

Conformity

Correspondence in form, manner, or character; resemblance; agreement; congruity; - followed by to, with, or between.
By our conformity to God.
The end of all religion is but to draw us to a conformity with God.
A conformity between the mental taste and the sensitive taste.

Assimilation

(by extension) The absorption of new ideas into an existing cognitive structure.

Conformity

Compliance with the usages of the Established Church.
The king [James I.] soon afterward put forth a proclamation requiring all ecclesiastical and civil officers to do their duty by enforcing conformity.

Assimilation

(phonology) 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.

Conformity

Correspondence in form or appearance

Assimilation

The adoption, by a minority group, of the customs and attitudes of the dominant culture.

Conformity

Acting according to certain accepted standards

Assimilation

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.
The assimilation of gases and vapors.

Conformity

Orthodoxy in thoughts and belief

Assimilation

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.

Conformity

Concurrence of opinion;
We are in accord with your proposal

Assimilation

The state of being assimilated; people of different backgrounds come to see themselves as part of a larger national family

Conformity

Hardened conventionality

Assimilation

The social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another

Assimilation

The process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion

Assimilation

A linguistic process by which a sound becomes similar to an adjacent sound

Assimilation

The process of assimilating new ideas into an existing cognitive structure

Assimilation

In the theories of Jean Piaget: the application of a general schema to a particular instance

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