Assimilation (from Latin assimilatio; "to render similar") may refer to:

  • Assimilation (linguistics), a linguistic process by which a sound becomes similar to an adjacent sound
  • Cultural assimilation, the process whereby a minority group gradually adapts to the customs and attitudes of the prevailing culture and customs.
    • Assimilation (sociology), the blending or fusing of minority groups into the dominant society
    • Linguistic assimilation (language shift), the progressive process whereby a speech community of a language shifts to speaking another language
    • Americanization (of Native Americans), cultural assimilation of Native Americans in the United States
    • Jewish assimilation
  • Assimilation (biology) the conversion of nutrient into the fluid or solid substance of the body, by the processes of digestion and absorption
  • Assimilation (meteorology), the process of objectively adapting the model state (of a numerical weather prediction model) to observations in a statistical optimal way taking into account model and observation errors
  • Assimilation (psychology), incorporation of new concepts into existing schemes
  • Assimilation effect, a frequently observed bias in social cognition

Other articles related to "assimilation":

Sami Church Council (Church Of Norway) - Background
... From around 1850 a very rough assimilation policy held the Sami people in a firm grip until 1980 ... This assimilation policy permeated the public officials, schools and the Church of Norway ... In 1997 the General Synod acknowledged its role in the assimilation process and declared it would make good of its mistakes ...
Sri Lankan Expatriates - Diaspora Experience - Assimilation
... The rate of assimilation among Sri Lankan Australians is fairly high among second-generation immigrants, the 'in-marriage' rate was extremely low - 5.6 ...
Consonant Voicing And Devoicing
... the change is caused because of sound assimilation with an adjacent sound of opposite voicing, but it can also occur word-finally or in contact with specific vowel ... This type of assimilation is called progressive, where the second consonant assimilates to the first regressive assimilation goes in the opposite ...
... Swahilization refers to one of two practices the cultural assimilation of black African peoples in East Africa into the Swahili people and their culture ... East African former colonies as a national and official language, alongside a greater cultural assimilation policy of Africanization (see Julius Nyerere and Ujamaa) ... Cultural assimilation Africanisation Albanisation Americanisation Anglicisation Arabisation Araucanisation Batavianisation Belarusisation Bulgarisation Castilianisation Chilenisation Christianisation Croatisation ...
Siddis Of Karnataka - Assimilation
... of Karnataka, as also of those of Maharashtra and Goa, is that they exhibit a remarkable level of assimilation with local culture ...