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Absorption  (ABSORPTION)

The process by which immigrants (802-3*) adjust themselves to conditions in the area of destination falls into several categories: naturalization (331-1), the acquisition of legal citizenship; absorption1, the entry into productive economic activity; assimilation3, integration into the social structure on terms of equality; and acculturation2 the adoption of the customs and values of the population in the place of destination (801-4*).