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Assimilation vs. Dissimilation

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Assimilationnoun

The act of assimilating or the state of being assimilated.

Dissimilationnoun

The act of dissimilating, of making dissimilar.

Assimilationnoun

The metabolic conversion of nutrients into tissue.

Dissimilationnoun

(phonology) A phenomenon whereby similar consonant or vowel sounds in a word become less similar, resulting in a form that is easier for the listener to perceive.

Assimilationnoun

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

Dissimilationnoun

The act of making dissimilar.

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Assimilationnoun

(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.

Dissimilationnoun

a linguistic process by which one of two similar sounds in a word becomes less like the other;

‘the Old French MARBRE became the English MARBLE by dissimilation’;

Assimilationnoun

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

Dissimilationnoun

breakdown of more complex substances into simpler ones with release of energy

Assimilationnoun

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.’;

Dissimilation

In phonology, particularly within historical linguistics, dissimilation is a phenomenon whereby similar consonants or vowels in a word become less similar. In English, dissimilation is particularly common with liquid consonants such as /r/ and /l/ when they occur in a sequence.

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Assimilationnoun

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.’;

Assimilationnoun

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

Assimilationnoun

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

Assimilationnoun

the process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion

Assimilationnoun

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

Assimilationnoun

the process of assimilating new ideas into an existing cognitive structure

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Assimilationnoun

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

Assimilationnoun

the process of taking in and fully understanding information or ideas

‘the assimilation of the knowledge of the Greeks’;

Assimilationnoun

the absorption and integration of people, ideas, or culture into a wider society or culture

‘the assimilation of Italians into American society’;

Assimilationnoun

the absorption and digestion of food or nutrients by the body or any biological system

‘nitrate assimilation usually takes place in leaves’;

Assimilationnoun

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’;

Assimilationnoun

the fact of a sound being made more like another in the same or next word

‘there are many assimilations and elisions of consonants and vowels’; ‘when p is preceded by some Latin prefixes, it is doubled because of the assimilation of a consonant, as in 'apparent' (ad-parent)’;

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