Noun(1) the state of being assimilated; people of different backgrounds come to see themselves as part of a larger national family(2) the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another(3) the process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion(4) a linguistic process by which a sound becomes similar to an adjacent sound(5) the process of assimilating new ideas into an existing cognitive structure(6) in the theories of Jean Piaget: the application of a general schema to a particular instance
(1) Time, effort, and resources must be devoted in order to locate, gather, and assimilate information.(2) Most animals make heavy use of the muscular system and the digestive system to move about and to assimilate food.(3) Becoming a judge is a process - one that requires a lot of effort to assimilate the requisite information.(4) Protein is the key to building muscle mass, but your body can assimilate only 30-40 grams of it in one feeding.(5) And it was spreading and taking over and trying to assimilate cultures and suppress belief systems.(6) At the same time, there is a stimulation to the growth of health-friendly, aerobic bacteria which help you digest and assimilate the needed nutrients.(7) If we find that people cannot assimilate foods created in this new way without harm to their health, we can always just engineer a better human being.(8) The experts are better able to assimilate information, based on their expectations from the mental model.(9) Fairweather painted mainly in earth colours used by the artists of South-East Asia and the Pacific and he was one of the first artists to assimilate aboriginal art into his own work.(10) For instance, many people who can't digest cow-milk-based products can happily assimilate stuff crafted from goat's milk (which is lower in lactose).(11) Other supplements that are critical include magnesium and vitamin D, since they help you assimilate the calcium.(12) Your pet may also have a systemic inability to assimilate certain nutrients.(13) Student nurses will benefit from the book's logical flow, which allows readers to assimilate information presented by the content and exhibits in each chapter.(14) In fact, they say, nobody knows what the correct quantity of these medicines for children is or how their systems assimilate the drugs.(15) She and her friends strive to assimilate the vague information provided by their well-meaning but sinister guardians.(16) A motion to adjourn and reconvene in six days so that directors could assimilate the new information was defeated by three votes.