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See also: Absorption
First attested in 1597. From Latin absorptiō (“a sucking in”), from absorbeō (“absorb”). Morphologically absorb + -tion.
- (UK) IPA(key): /əbˈzɔːp.ʃn̩/, /əbˈsɔːp.ʃn̩/
- (US) IPA(key): /æbˈsɔɹp.ʃn̩/, /æbˈzɔɹp.ʃn̩/, /əbˈzɔɹp.ʃn̩/, /əbˈsɔɹp.ʃn̩/
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- Hyphenation: ab‧sorp‧tion
absorption (countable and uncountable, plural absorptions)
- The act or process of absorbing or of being absorbed as,
- (obsolete) engulfing; swallowing up, as of bodies or land. [Attested from the late 16th century until the mid 18th century.]
- assimilation; incorporation. [First attested in the mid 18th century.]
- the absorption of a smaller tribe into a larger
- the absorption of bodies in a whirlpool
- (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.
- (meteorology) The process in which incident radiant energy is retained by a substance (such as an air mass) by conversion to some other form of energy (such as heat).
- (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.]
- Entire engrossment or occupation of the mind. [First attested in the mid 19th century.]
- absorption in some employment
- Mental assimilation. [First attested in the mid 20th century.]
- (electrical engineering) The retaining of electrical energy for a short time after it has been introduced to the dielectric.
- absorption band
- absorption cell
- absorption coefficient
- absorption costing
- absorption dynamometer
- absorption edge
- absorption factor
- absorption hygrometer
- absorption line
- absorption nebula
- absorption pipette
- absorption refrigerator
- absorption spectrum
- absorption system
- atomic absorption spectroscopy
- Chappuis absorption
- dielectric absorption
- fluorine absorption dating
act or process of absorbing or sucking in anything
act or process of being absorbed and made to disappear
chemistry, physics: imbibing or reception by molecular or chemical action
physiology: process by which the materials of growth and nutrition are absorbed
entire occupation of the mind
the retaining of electrical energy for a short time after it has been introduced to the dielectric
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors (2002), “absorption”, in The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 9.
- “absorption”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
- “absorption”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
absorption f (plural absorptions)
- absorption, swallowing, taking
- “absorption”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
Derived from Latin absorptiō (“a sucking in”).
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