• WordNet 3.6
    • n assimilator someone (especially a child) who learns (as from a teacher) or takes up knowledge or beliefs
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  • Mahatma Gandhi
    “Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation.”
  • Henri Frederic Amiel
    “Pure truth cannot be assimilated by the crowd; it must be communicated by contagion.”
  • E. L. Doctorow
    E. L. Doctorow
    “Like art and politics, gangsterism is a very important avenue of assimilation into society.”
  • William Mckinley
    William Mckinley
    “The mission of the United States is one of benevolent assimilation.”
  • Heinrich Heine
    “Great genius takes shape by contact with another great genius, but, less by assimilation than by fiction.”
  • Konstantin Stanislavisky
    Konstantin Stanislavisky
    “Talent is nothing but a prolonged period of attention and a shortened period of mental assimilation.”


In literature:

This assertion of Crane's was only assimilatively truthful.
"Thoroughbreds" by W. A. Fraser
He was ravenously hungry, for now his system was rested enough to assimilate food.
"The Leopard Woman" by Stewart Edward White
He assimilated this discovery in patience and cast an eye about the room, to locate, if possible, the missing property.
"The Black Bag" by Louis Joseph Vance
What degree of assimilation to him have we attained?
"Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II" by Francis Augustus Cox
What sense would there be in attempting to assimilate our several needs?
"Freeland" by Theodor Hertzka
The carbohydrate is very much in preponderance because of its easy digestion and assimilation.
"Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5" by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
He gives what His hearers might be assumed to be able to assimilate; but that is all.
"The Conquest of Fear" by Basil King
Others seek out and assimilate this new-richness, which, in its turn, will become impoverished and helpless.
"The Spenders" by Harry Leon Wilson
The Teutons and the half-Romanized ancients with whom they had assimilated were left to work out their own problems.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 5" by Various
And Jansen, liberating some newly assimilated poison, had threatened revenge.
"The Desert of Wheat" by Zane Grey
That country must have a faculty for assimilation.
"Freedom's Battle" by Mahatma Gandhi
His book is an assimilation of all that is precious in the thinking of the Church.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume V" by John Lord
There is no "assimilation" of Natural Law; no growth in the Image of "the All-embracing.
"Natural Law in the Spiritual World" by Henry Drummond
Promising as it was in Aristotle's hands, this speculation was not carried forward or assimilated by his immediate successors.
"Essays Towards a Theory of Knowledge" by Alexander Philip
The growth of the plant is through assimilation of external substances.
"Pedagogics as a System" by Karl Rosenkranz
He'd had too many curves thrown at him in the past few minutes to assimilate.
"Combat" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
The human mind, as well as the human heart, has a wonderful power of assimilation.
"In the School-Room" by John S. Hart
They prepare matters already in the soil, for assimilation by roots.
"The Elements of Agriculture" by George E. Waring
What you and I have endeavored to assimilate she has felt and expressed as naturally as she has breathed.
"The Spell" by William Dana Orcutt
In our European countries Christianity has forced itself to absorb and assimilate them; it has given them a Christian colouring.
"The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life" by Emile Durkheim

In poetry:

Most fitly I'm assimilate
To various things inanimate;
A standing lake, a running flood,
A fixed star, a passing cloud.
"The Believer's Riddle; or, the Mystery of Faith" by Ralph Erskine
In them these skies and airs—these mountain peaks—Shasta—Nevadas,
These huge, precipitous cliffs—this amplitude—these valleys grand—
To be in them absorb'd, assimilated.
"Song Of The Redwood-Tree" by Walt Whitman

In news:

Where Education and Assimilation Collide.
Companies Take Lead in Assimilation Efforts.
Correction to This Article This article on companies with programs that help immigrant workers assimilate gave an incorrect title for Myles Gladstone of Miller & Long Concrete Construction.
Assimilation with a Score.
THERE are few stranger alliances in America's culture wars than the one between nativists and multiculturalists on the subject of assimilating immigrants.
Nativists such as Pat Buchanan, a perennial presidential contender, argue that the great American assimilation machine is broken beyond repair.
Strategic management is a change process, something that is going to take time to develop, cultivate, and assimilate into your business process.
And an ability to assimilate information – including medical science – quickly.
How bagels lost their Jewish ethnicity and became the breakfast bread of Americans from Mississippi to Maine has less to do with assimilation than it does with marketing.
"To be black and proud – that's not being anti-French," says Mr Lozès, whose vision challenges France's colorblind model of assimilation.
The record book is a loose-leaf binder containing forms to record and assimilate financial and performance information.
" Polk is still deciding how to fill or assimilate the role," a spokesman said.
Cotton requires a significant amount of potassium as it performs three main functions for the plant: it is essential for enzyme activation, assimilating and translocating energy related compounds and for regulating water.
Intermarriage, Assimilation Are Not Interchangeable.
And for many Blacks, minimizing race remains a misguided attempt to assimilate.

In science:

The line approaches the upper solid line that corresponds to the solution of the model with no assimilation at all.
Boundary conditions control for a Shallow-Water model
The model’s dynamics has not been modified by the assimilations procedure.
Boundary conditions control for a Shallow-Water model
Consequently, it is not surprising that beyond assimilation window the solution tends to the attractor of the coarse resolution model.
Boundary conditions control for a Shallow-Water model
Assimilation, in this case, brings the model dynamics towards the dynamics of the high resolution model (used to produce artificial observations).
Boundary conditions control for a Shallow-Water model
This control does not modify the initial point (ξ (0) = 0) but the distance ξ (5 days) at the end of assimilation time (dotted line in fig.3) is almost equal to the distance obtained controlling the initial state of the model.
Boundary conditions control for a Shallow-Water model
If we suppose that we assimilate data in the past 5 days in order to deliver a forecast for 15 days in the future, we see that controlling coefficients α provides two times better result.
Boundary conditions control for a Shallow-Water model
Indeed, the assimilation procedure was particularly concentrated on the control of coefficients α rather than on the control of the initial state, that remains rather close to the initial guess for this state (ξ (0) = 0.01) .
Boundary conditions control for a Shallow-Water model
If we assimilate data in order to control initial state of the model, we can not hope to improve its climatic averages because we do not modify the model’s dynamics.
Boundary conditions control for a Shallow-Water model
In the same time, data assimilation performed with the purpose to control the discretization of operators near the boundary, does modify the dynamics.
Boundary conditions control for a Shallow-Water model
This assimilation provides sufficiently smooth velocity fields (see fig.6 left) that contain such a specific features of the Black Sea circulation as Western and Eastern gyres, Batumi gyre, filament formation along the Caucasus coast and a formation of the Sebastopol eddy (see for discussion of these features).
Boundary conditions control for a Shallow-Water model
Obtained sea surface elevation field (see fig.6 right) is close to observational data that was used in the assimilation.
Boundary conditions control for a Shallow-Water model
This initial state is used in data assimilation experiments that control the discretization of the model’s operators near boundary.
Boundary conditions control for a Shallow-Water model
Blum, 2005, Back and Forth Nudging algorithm for data assimilation problems, C. R.
Iterative reconstruction methods for wave equations
Roubaud, 1998, A singular evolutive extended Kalman filter for data assimilation in oceanography, J.
Iterative reconstruction methods for wave equations
The latter can be determined accurately [141] from the global data assimilation system (GDAS) [142].
Summary Report of JEM-EUSO Workshop at KICP in Chicago