Definition of Absorption in English :

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Absorption meaning in English

Meaning of Absorption in English

Pronunciation of Absorption in English

Absorption pronunciation in English

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see synonyms of absorption


1. absorption, soaking up

(chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates another; a fluid permeates or is dissolved by a liquid or solid

2. absorption

(physics) the process in which incident radiated energy is retained without reflection or transmission on passing through a medium

Example Sentences:
'the absorption of photons by atoms or molecules'

3. absorption, assimilation

the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another

4. absorption, assimilation

the process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion

5. absorption, concentration, engrossment, immersion

complete attention; intense mental effort

6. absorption, engrossment, preoccupancy, preoccupation

the mental state of being preoccupied by something

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of absorption
the process of absorbing or the state of being absorbed
2. physiology
normal assimilation by the tissues of the products of digestion
the passage of a gas, fluid, drug, etc, through the mucous membranes or skin
3. physics
a reduction of the intensity of any form of radiated energy as a result of energy conversion in a medium, such as the conversion of sound energy into heat
4. immunology
the process of removing superfluous antibodies or antigens from a mixture using a reagent

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see synonyms of absorption
an absorbing or being absorbed
the fact or state of being much interested or engrossed
3.  Biology
the passing of nutrient material, medication, etc. into or through tissues, as the intestinal walls, the blood, etc.
4.  Physics
a taking in and not reflecting, as of radiant energy
partial loss in energy of light, radio waves, etc. passing through a medium

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of absorption
1. The act or process of absorbing or the condition of being absorbed.
2. A state of mental concentration.

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