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assimilation

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Every revolutionary idea seems to evoke three stages of reaction. They may be summed up by the phrases: (1) It's completely impossible. (2) It's possible, but it's not worth doing. (3) I said it was a good idea all along.
Arthur C. Clarke
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assimilation

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assimilation (-)
  1. The act of assimilating or the state of being assimilated.
  2. The metabolic conversion of nutriments into tissue.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The absorption of new ideas into an existing cognitive structure.
  4. (phonology) A sound change process by which the phonetics of a speech segment becomes more like that of another segment in a word (or at a word boundary), so that a change of phoneme occurs.
  5. The adoption, by a minority group, of the customs and attitudes of the dominant culture.

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