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Definition 1: the mental state of being preoccupied by something - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for absorption in the sense of this definition

(absorption is a kind of ...) the state of a person's cognitive processes

(... is a kind of absorption ) preoccupation with something to the exclusion of all else

(... is a kind of absorption ) preoccupation so great that the ordinary demands on attention are ignored

Definition 2: complete attention; intense mental effort - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for absorption in the sense of this definition

(absorption is a kind of ...) the faculty or power of mental concentration

"keeping track of all the details requires your complete attention"

(... is a kind of absorption ) the concentration of attention or energy on something

"the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology" "he had no direction in his life"

(... is a kind of absorption ) the concentration of your efforts on a particular field of study or occupation

(... is a kind of absorption ) a state of deep mental absorption

"she is in a deep study"

Definition 3: (chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates another; a fluid permeates or is dissolved by a liquid or solid - [noun denoting process]

Synonyms for absorption in the sense of this definition

(absorption is a kind of ...) the process in which one substance takes up or holds another (by either absorption or adsorption)

(... is a kind of absorption ) (chemistry) the absorption of a liquid by a solid or gel

(absorption belongs to category ...) the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions

Definition 4: the process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion - [noun denoting process]

Synonyms for absorption in the sense of this definition

(absorption is a kind of ...) a process occurring in living organisms

(... is a kind of absorption ) the synthesis in living organisms of more complex substances (e.g., living tissue) from simpler ones together with the storage of energy

(... is a kind of absorption ) abnormal absorption of nutrients from the digestive tract

Definition 5: (physics) the process in which incident radiated energy is retained without reflection or transmission on passing through a medium - [noun denoting process]

Samples where absorption or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the absorption of photons by atoms or molecules

(absorption is a kind of ...) a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)

"the action of natural forces" "volcanic activity"

(... is part of absorption) the reduction of the intensity of radiation as a consequence of absorption and radiation

(absorption belongs to category ...) the science of matter and energy and their interactions

"his favorite subject was physics"

Definition 6: the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another - [noun denoting process]

Synonyms for absorption in the sense of this definition

(absorption is a kind of ...) a process involved in the formation of groups of persons

(... is a kind of absorption ) assimilation into American culture

(... is a kind of absorption ) the act of anglicizing; making English in appearance

(... is a kind of absorption ) assimilation into European culture

(... is a kind of absorption ) assimilation of Western culture; the social process of becoming familiar with or converting to the customs and practices of Western civilization

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