assimilationism [uh-sim-uh-ley-shuh-niz-uh m] Word Origin noun

  1. the practice or policy of assimilating or encouraging the assimilation of people from all ethnic groups and cultures of origin: In the 1900s, some immigrants at first resisted the assimilationism of the New World.

Origin of assimilationism First recorded in 1950–55; assimilation + -ism Related formsas·sim·i·la·tion·ist, noun, adjective

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