assimilative


Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal.
  • adj

Synonyms for assimilative

having a capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up

Synonyms for assimilative

capable of mentally absorbing

Related Words

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

References in periodicals archive ?
It's a very, very assimilative process of understanding ourselves as Canadians, as opposed to Onkwehomwe.
For example, Hong and her colleagues (1997, 2000) have elicited assimilative responses from their subjects, which seem to conflict with the findings in some classic studies on Hong Kong Chinese (e.
We managed to identify the right companies, the growing markets, to assimilative innovation and leading technologies, to add leading executives from acquired companies to Frutarom's management and to exploit business opportunities, while making solid acquisitions at attractive prices.
The risks of outing ourselves as internationals vary based on our individual situations (including how "American" our speech sounds), the culture in which we do our writing center work (how assimilative or accepting it is), and the student we sit down with.
Translation scholar Maria Tymoczko argues that postcolonial writers and translators mirror one another in this balancing of power, explaining that "an author can choose a fairly aggressive presentation of unfamiliar cultural elements in which differences, even ones likely to cause problems for a receiving audience, are highlighted, or an author can choose an assimilative presentation in which likeness or "universality" is stressed and cultural differences are muted and made peripheral to the central interests of the literary work" ("Post-colonial Writing and Literary Translation," in Translation and Power, 2002).
According to experiential learning theory, a person's natural tendencies toward grasping and transforming information will typically result in one of four dominant learning styles: divergent, convergent, assimilative, and accommodative.
In this work for general readers, Decosterd, founder of a leadership psychology consultancy, identifies four leadership traits that women innately possess: intuition, directive force, empowering intent, and assimilative nature.
Tanselle is perhaps unduly harsh with librarians, forgetting their assimilative service role toward academics, who similarly did not recognize the importance of dust-jackets until recent decades.
These elements, however, limit the impact of the duty and have led to critiques of the duty as engendering an assimilative dynamic, particularly in the jurisprudential emphasis on procedural over substantive remedies (accommodation) and the lack of a requirement for Aboriginal consent in most cases.
By emergent tasks, we mean trying to figure out what to do when everything that we do is tied to a complicated and interactive milieu of incongruous actors and activities based in a setting that is interdependent, dynamic, and where convergent and assimilative forms or knowledge are inadequate to frame what is happening or not happening.
More recent media products have extended Transamerica's assimilative approach, most notably the Canadian teen soap Degrassi: The Next Generation.
Knapp states that Shakespeare "never disowned mass entertainment for some more high-toned or exclusive pursuit" (147), yet the brilliant assimilative power he brought to the stage enriched it with literary resources that at times, such as in A Midsummer Night's Dream, seem temporarily to obliterate the difference between low and high.
First, it describes how a Soldier is prosecuted for DWI in federal court under the Assimilative Crimes Act (ACA).
While Kim's study brings fresh and insightful perspective on the Christian Holy Spirit, it is best seen as exploratory rather than assimilative.
The Kemalist revolution modeled itself after the French Republic's anti-clerical laicism and assimilative nationalism.