Among the peculiarities of Portuguese conjugation may be rnentioned(1) the assimilation of the 3rd pers.
I was learning, as all young and inexperienced persons learn, by assimilation and imitation, to put ideas into words.
If it is absent, the cell loses its power of assimilation and growth, and soon dies.
The process is normal: first, there is an unqualified adoption of a foreign culture by the Sadducees of the time being: then, after unqualified opposition, the Pharisees of the time admit whatever is admissible within the four corners of the Law and are confronted by other Sadducees who have not followed the first into temporary or permanent separation from the existing Jewish way of life and absorption in the immediate foreign environment, and who, therefore, will have none of the current innovations which the Pharisees have in course of time selected as capable of assimilation and reconciliation with the existing body of growing doctrine and practice.
They have been passed though one editorial mind, and some mutual assimilation in phraseology and idea may well have resulted.
The contrast between the yellow and white types has been softened by the remarkable development of the Japanese following the assimilation of western methods.
The building up and nutrition of the living substance by the foods manufactured or absorbed is properly spoken of as the assimilation of such food.
To take an instance already referred to, it is not clear at first sight whether in the couplet from Propertius Scythiae is more likely to be a misrecollection of some text of the 1st century A.D., or Scythicis some scribe's assimilation which made its way into the transmitted text in the course of the next thousand years.
Unlike the Chinese and Indians, they have hitherto not had the smallest influence on the intellectual development of Asia, and though they have in the past sometimes shown themselves intensely nationalist and conservative, they have, compared with India and China, so little which is really their own that their assimilation of foreign ideas is explicable.
With reference to the assimilation of nitrogen, it would seem that algae, like other green plants,, can best use it when it is presented to them in the form of a nitrate.