(noun) “[T]he process by which a minority individual or group takes on the characteristics of the dominant culture” (OpenStax College 2012).
Audio Pronunciation: (as·sim·i·la·tion)
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- Plural: assimilations
- To assimilate and undergo assimilation a person must adapt to new cultural patterns and behaviors until that are assimilated into society.
- Also called absorption.
OpenStax College. 2012. Intergroup Relationships. Connexions, May 18, 2012. (http://cnx.org/content/m42864/1.2/).