(from Latin assimilatio
; "to render similar") may refer to more than one article:
- Assimilation (linguistics), a linguistic process by which a sound becomes similar to an adjacent sound
- Cultural assimilation, the process whereby a minority group gradually adopts the customs and attitudes of the prevailing culture
- Assimilation (biology), the conversion of nutrient into the fluid or solid substance of the body, by the processes of digestion and absorption
- Assimilation (meteorology), the process of objectively adapting the model state (of a numerical weather prediction model) to observations in a statistical optimal way taking into account model and observation errors.
- Assimilation (philosophy), incorporation of new concepts into existing schemes
- Assimilating race in science fiction
- Assimilation (Star Trek), process used by the fictional Star Trek Borg race to integrate a being into their collective structure
- Biological assimilation is also used by the Zerg in the StarCraft series as a way of incorporating the genetics of other species into their own genepool.
- In Superman, assimilation is the method of being stabbed or injected with kryptonite
- In psychoanalysis, a mutual penetration of conscious and unconscious contents
- In Piagetian developmental psychology, one of the twin processes whereby concepts are modified (along with accommodation)
- In computer science, the modification of anti-virus software to detect a new virus
- In typesetting, the symmetry property possessed in varying degrees by a typeface that creates mirror relationships and other similarities of form between letters
- L'assimilande, a novel by Paul Laurendeau about fast-paced linguistic assimilation triggered by a technical device called the glottophore.