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assimilation

noun [U] (OF SOUNDS)    /əˌsɪm.ɪˈleɪ.ʃən/ specialized
the fact of a speech sound being influenced by the sound that comes before or after it
(Definition of assimilation noun (OF SOUNDS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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