Absorption

Noun

  • assimilate; incorporation. [First attested in the mid 18th century.]

    "the absorption of bodies in a whirlpool"

  • Entire engrossment or occupation of the mind. [First attested in the mid 19th century.]

    "absorption in some employment"

  • The taking on of by a shipping company of special charges by another without price increase.
  • assimilate; incorporation. [First attested in the mid 18th century.]

    "the absorption of a smaller tribe into a larger"

  • (physiology) in living organisms, the process by which the materials of growth and nutrition are absorbed and conveyed to the tissues and organs; taking in by various means, such as by osmosis. [First attested in the mid 18th century.]
  • (electrical engineering) The retaining of electrical energy for a short time after it has been introduced to the dielectric.
  • (obsolete) engulfing; swallowing up, as of bodies or land. [Attested from the late 16th century until the mid 18th century.]
  • (chemistry, physics) the imbibing or reception by molecular or chemical action, of radiant energy; the process of being neutrons being absorbed by the nucleus; interception. [First attested in the mid 18th century.]

    "the absorption of light, heat, electricity, etc."

  • Mental assimilation. [First attested in the mid 20th century.]
  • The natural lessening of radio waves due to atmospheric interference.
  • The act or process of absorbing or of being absorbed as,

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