Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Capable of being assimilated.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Capable of being assimilated, in any sense of that word.
  • noun That which can be assimilated.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective That may be assimilated; that may be likened, or appropriated and incorporated.

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  • adjective Capable of being assimilated; susceptible to assimilation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective able to be absorbed and incorporated into body tissues

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Examples

  • … [S. 500] will facilitate the entry of skilled specialists … the level of immigration now proposed is far less than that thought 'assimilable' by the most restrictionist Congress [1924] in our history.

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  • Price is a better writer than Wolfe, but he began his career writing novels that, if not exactly movie-like, were readily assimilable to film.

    Realism in Fiction

  • Human nature, being what it is, does not lend itself to neat categories of “assimilable” and “unassimilable.”

    Nomad

  • Experienced as an ontological taking place, such an encounter is not structured by reference to a concept and, as such, is not assimilable to a prior representation.

    Repetition, Representation and Revolution: Deleuze and Blake's _America_

  • Human nature, being what it is, does not lend itself to neat categories of “assimilable” and “unassimilable.”

    Nomad

  • Human nature, being what it is, does not lend itself to neat categories of “assimilable” and “unassimilable.”

    Nomad

  • I have said that wine is assimilable to man, and have agreed that their crimes are equal to their virtues (382), and it underlies

    Economies of Excess in Brillat-Savarin, Balzac, and Baudelaire

  • Unlike the antisemite, the “a-semite” does not deny humanity to the Jew or call for hatred of him, but presents him as an Other, sometimes exotically enticing, sometimes uncannily repugnant, who is not entirely assimilable to France.

    Charlotte Wardi.

  • Anglo-Saxon, Celtic and Norse folk communities of Britain and those we regard as closely related and ethnically assimilated or assimilable aboriginal members of the

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  • The establishment of an incentive zone also creates a discrete threshold within which emitters are given the incentives to limit their emissions to nondamaging, assimilable levels.

    An Introduction to Ecological Economics~ Chapter 4

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  • The Borg (Star Trek - Next Generation and Voyager TV series) didn't really care if one were assimilable or not. Resistance is futile.

    January 18, 2009