Dictionary Results for absorption


1. absorption - noun

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

Synonym(s): soaking_up

Hypernym(s): sorption




2. absorption - noun

· (physics) the process in which incident radiated energy is retained without reflection or transmission on passing through a medium; "the absorption of photons by atoms or molecules"

Hypernym(s): natural_process, natural_action, action, activity




3. absorption - noun

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

Synonym(s): assimilation

Hypernym(s): social_process




4. absorption - noun

· the process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion

Synonym(s): assimilation

Hypernym(s): organic_process, biological_process




5. absorption - noun

· complete attention; intense mental effort

Synonym(s): concentration, engrossment, immersion

Hypernym(s): attention




6. absorption - noun

· the mental state of being preoccupied by something

Synonym(s): preoccupation, preoccupancy, engrossment

Hypernym(s): cognitive_state, state_of_mind





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