Definition of Absorption. Meaning of Absorption. Synonyms of Absorption

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Definition of Absorption

Absorption
Absorption Ab*sorp"tion, n. [L. absorptio, fr. absorbere. See Absorb.] 1. The act or process of absorbing or sucking in anything, or of being absorbed and made to disappear; as, the absorption of bodies in a whirlpool, the absorption of a smaller tribe into a larger. 2. (Chem. & Physics) An imbibing or reception by molecular or chemical action; as, the absorption of light, heat, electricity, etc. 3. (Physiol.) In living organisms, the process by which the materials of growth and nutrition are absorbed and conveyed to the tissues and organs. 4. Entire engrossment or occupation of the mind; as, absorption in some employment.

Meaning of Absorption from wikipedia

- Look up absorption, absorbed, absorbency, absorbent, or absorbs in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Absorption may refer to: Absorption (biology), digestion...
- absorbtivity, absorptance, or absorptivity in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. In science, absorptivity may refer to: Molar absorptivity, in chemistry, a measurement...
- Absorption spectroscopy is spectroscopy that involves techniques that measure the absorption of electromagnetic radiation, as a function of frequency or...
- Absorption is the journey of a drug travelling from the site of administration to the site of action. The drug travels by some route of administration...
- In chemistry, absorption is a physical or chemical phenomenon or a process in which atoms, molecules or ions enter some bulk phase โ€“ liquid or solid material...
- An absorption refrigerator is a refrigerator that uses a heat source to provide the energy needed to drive the cooling process. Solar energy, burning a...
- In physics, absorption of electromagnetic radiation is how matter (typically electrons bound in atoms) takes up a photon's energy โ€” and so transforms electromagnetic...
- In physics, an absorption edge (also known as an absorption discontinuity or absorption limit) is a sharp discontinuity in the absorption spectrum of a...
- Atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) and atomic emission spectroscopy (AES) is a spectroanalytical procedure for the quantitative determination of chemical...
- In algebra, the absorption law or absorption identity is an identity linking a pair of binary operations. Two binary operations, ยค and โ‚, are said to be...