Definition of Assimilation
Examples of Assimilation
- An African immigrant to Australia learns English as a second language and adopts the typical dress and habits of other Australians.
- People from various countries that move to the United States and identify as Americans.
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /əˌsɪməˈleɪʃən/
- British English – /əˌsɪmɪˈleɪʃən/
- Plural: assimilations
- Also called absorption.
- To (verb) assimilate and undergo assimilation an individual must adapt to new societal and cultural patterns and behaviors until that are (verb) assimilated into society.
- cultural contact
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