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Meaning & Definition of Absorption in English

English

Absorption

/əbzɔrpʃən/

noun

1. (chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates another

  • A fluid permeates or is dissolved by a liquid or solid
    synonym:
  • absorption
  • ,
  • soaking up

2. (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"
    synonym:
  • absorption

3. The social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another

    synonym:
  • assimilation
  • ,
  • absorption

4. The process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion

    synonym:
  • assimilation
  • ,
  • absorption

5. Complete attention

  • Intense mental effort
    synonym:
  • concentration
  • ,
  • engrossment
  • ,
  • absorption
  • ,
  • immersion

6. The mental state of being preoccupied by something

    synonym:
  • preoccupation
  • ,
  • preoccupancy
  • ,
  • absorption
  • ,
  • engrossment