assimilation - definition and synonyms

noun [uncountable] 

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/əˌsɪmɪˈleɪʃ(ə)n/
  1. 1
    the process of making new ideas or pieces of information part of your knowledge so that you can use them effectively

    the rapid assimilation of facts

  2. 2
    the process of becoming part of a community or culture

    the successful assimilation of many different peoples

  3. 3
    biology the process of making use of food in the body, for example for growth and repair