Anti assimilation

the act or process of , or of absorbing information, experiences, etc.:
the need for quick -ssimilation of the facts.
the state or condition of being , or of being absorbed into something.
the process of adapting or adjusting to the culture of a group or nation, or the state of being so adapted:
-ssimilation of immigrants into american life.
physiology. the conversion of absorbed food into the substance of the body.
botany. the total process of plant nutrition, including photosynthesis and the absorption of raw materials.
sociology. the merging of cultural traits from previously distinct cultural groups, not involving biological amalgamation.
phonetics. the act or process by which a sound becomes identical with or similar to a neighboring sound in one or more defining characteristics, as place of articulation, voice or voicelessness, or manner of articulation, as in
[gram-pah] /ˈgræm pɑ/ (show ipa) for grandpa.
compare (def 2).

early 15c., “act of -ssimilating,” from old french -ssimilacion, from latin -ssimilationem (nominative -ssimilatio) “likeness, similarity,” noun of action from past participle stem of -ssimilare (see -ssimilate). psychological sense is from 1855.

-ssimilation as·sim·i·la·tion (ə-sĭm’ə-lā’shən)

the incorporation of digested substances from food into the tissues of an organism.

the amalgamation and modification of newly perceived information and experiences into the existing cognitive structure.

the conversion of nutrients into living tissue; constructive metabolism.

the process by which a person or persons acquire the social and psychological characteristics of a group: “waves of immigrants have been -ssimilated into the american culture.”

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