Business / Finance / Assimilation: The public absorption of a new issue of stocks once the stock has been completely sold by underwriter. See: Absorbed.

Assimilation Efficiency

Science / Marine Biology / Assimilation Efficiency: The fraction of ingested food that is absorbed and used in metabolism MORE


Entertainment / Literature / Colonialism: The term refers broadly and generally to the habit of powerful civilizations to 'colonize' less powerful ones. On the obvious level, this process can take the form of a literal geographic occupation, MORE


Entertainment / Literature / I-Mutation: Also called initial mutation, an i-mutation is a change to the initial sound of a word in response to other words appearing in the sentenc. This is a common feature of Celtic languages like Irish and MORE


Entertainment / Literature / Pidgin: A simplified, limited language combining features from many languages and used among persons who share no common language amongst themselves. By definition, a pidgin language is not a native language- MORE

Syntagmatic Change

Entertainment / Literature / Syntagmatic Change: Any change in language resulting from the influence of nearby sounds or words. Examples include linguistic assimilation and dissimilation. MORE

Knowledge Integration

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Knowledge Integration: Knowledge integration is broadly defined as the assimilation, extraction, transformation and loading of information from disparate systems into a single more unified, consistent and accurate data stor MORE