from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Marked by or causing assimilation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Tending to, or characterized by, assimilation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Tending to, or characterized by, assimilation; that assimilates or causes assimilation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Characterized by assimilation; capable of assimilating or of causing assimilation: as, assimilative substances or organs.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. capable of taking (gas, light, or liquids) into a solution
- adj. capable of mentally absorbing
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What started as a celebration of cultural distinctiveness is now benignly assimilative.
Remember, doe permits and hunter kill goals set by the DNR keep the herd down to a target goal best to meet the assimilative carrying capacity of the land and keep car accidents down.
A constitution may, the Court explained at p. 259, “seek to ensure that vulnerable minority groups are endowed with the institutions and rights necessary to maintain and promote their identities against the assimilative pressures of the majority.”
They are both, to the core, celebrations of Americanism, great assimilative affirmations.
Translate, for the "assimilative space" opened up through the translation of complex texts carries a greater learning potential than reading poetry written in one's native language.
A post-assimilative society is one in which the liberal democracts, Canadians, are borne into a kind of hegemonic thirst for preservation, where none existed before the advent of progressivism.
More recently and more succinctly, Daly says ‘following Mill we might define a SSE as an economy with constant population and constant stock of capital, maintained by a low rate of throughput that is within the regenerative and assimilative capacities of the ecosystem.’
Waste emission rates should equal the natural assimilative capacities of the ecosystems into which the waste are emitted.
The critical flaw in current economics is that it fails to take into account how economic processes consume resources and generate waste, and reduce assimilative capacities of the environment to detoxify and recycle wastes.
This is the critical flaw in economic theory: it fails to take into account how economic processes consume resources and generate wastes, deplete resources and reduce assimilative capacities.