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  • adj. That tends to assimilate, or to produce assimilation

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  • adj. Tending to assimilate, or produce assimilation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Tending to assimilate; producing assimilation; assimilative: as, assimilatory organs.

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  • adj. capable of taking (gas, light, or liquids) into a solution


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  • And this assimilatory process was racialized from its inception because no blacks and few Asians were permitted to take part, in the sense that they were excluded from regiments defined as white.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Industrialization, she believed, was an essential goal and accomplishment, to the extent that it must be achieved even if it does not follow the path of Jewish national consolidation, and indeed regardless of the assimilatory effects it may have upon Jews.

    Esther Frumkin.

  • Yet the integration of Christian elements into the eighteenth-century versions of these books may reflect the assimilatory process undergone by Jews, especially in Germany.

    Art: Representation of Biblical Women.

  • It is also assimilatory, since ritual and spiritual traditions developed by women are seen as inferior and unworthy of perpetuation.

    Ritual in the United States.

  • At the same time, she often warned of the threat to Jewish continuity posed by the assimilatory pressures and temptations of French culture.

    Julienne Bloch.

  • Within the context of both narratives, the heroes are justified for several reasons: there is no freedomto reject the change; hostility is shown to outsiders; deathsare accepted as part of the process; and in each instance, the alien/assimilatory claim that those changed are still fundamentally human is challenged by the emergence of a hive-mind, not quiteon par with, say,the Borg, but nonetheless profoundly different to the usual human experience.

    2008 July 17 « shattersnipe: malcontent & rainbows

  • In this respect, theexecution is strongly reminiscent ofthe main plot-arc of Angel, Season Four,which culminates, in the penultimate episode Peace Out, in an almost identical scenario:a declaration of world peace after an alien, assimilatory force takes control on a global scale, followed by thesuccessfulapplication of a vanquishing panacea.

    2008 July 17 « shattersnipe: malcontent & rainbows

  • Jasmine, the assimilatory power in Angel, requirestheloss of two human lives to enter the world.

    2008 July 17 « shattersnipe: malcontent & rainbows

  • So, I wonder if it could be due to assimilatory or accommodatory changes.

    Cool stuff about Etruscan phonotactics

  • And no one in the whole world knows — except his housekeeper and me — that he weighs practically nothing; that he is a mere boring mass of assimilatory matter, mere clouds in clothing, niente, nefas, the most inconsiderable of men.

    Twelve Stories and a Dream, by H. G. Wells


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