Translation of assimilation in Spanish:

assimilation

asimilación, n.

Pronunciation /əˌsɪmɪˈleɪʃ(ə)n/ /əsɪmɪˈleɪʃ(ə)n/

noun

  • 1

    (absorption)
    asimilación feminine
    the assimilation of ethnic minorities into the community la integración de las minorías étnicas en la comunidad
    • Similarly, Jones defies an easy assimilation into civilian society.
    • There is nothing new about the assimilation of elements of popular culture into the fine arts.
    • Assimilation was a process of monitoring non-indigenous lives using non-indigenous benchmarks.
    • It is said that the forced assimilation of native people to European-American values caused the degradation of Native American art.
    • The movie is about cultural differences and the difficulties of assimilation.
    • <i>Spanglish</i> appears to confront immigrant fear and the compromises of assimilation.
    • Asylum seekers could enhance their image by accepting the necessity of certain cultural and linguistic assimilation with the host community.
    • One interesting case is the assimilation of foreign cultures that took place in insular Southeast Asia.
    • In the new country, the former colonizer's country, a new cycle of forced and voluntary assimilation started all over again.
    • This paved the way for multiculturalism, undermining the relevance of assimilation for many new immigrants.
  • 2formal

    (making similar)
    asimilación feminine
    • What was happening here was assimilation to the English model with its directly state-run Anglican Church.
    • As Aristotle states, knowledge is an assimilation to the thing known.
    • We often see the assimilation of differing perspectives.
    • The Enlightenment was the beginning of the gradual domestication of the doctrine, and its eventual assimilation to a secular understanding.
    • In the general, abstract sense of becoming similar—that is, in respects that have to be specified—assimilation does not seem to be morally objectionable.
  • 3

    Linguistics
    asimilación feminine
    • In order to comprehend the mechanisms of assimilation, some comprehension of the production of speech sounds is needed.
    • The vowel that causes the vowel assimilation is frequently termed the trigger.
    • This may help reduce final consonant deletion, assimilation, and other phonological processes.
    • Assimilation can be anticipatory, where a sound changes to resemble a sound that follows it ('dog' becomes 'gog').
    • Vowel harmony is a subclass of assimilation.