assimilability

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Noun[edit]

assimilability (countable and uncountable, plural assimilabilities)

  1. The quality or degree of being assimilable.
    • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
      It would form an interesting essay [] were all the attempts to ridicule new phrases brought together, the proportion observed of words ridiculed which have been adopted, and are now common, such as strenuous, conscious, &c, and a trial made how far any grounds can be detected, so that one might determine beforehand whether a word was invented under the conditions of assimilability to our language or not.