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Definition of: absorption

(ab·sôrpshən, -zôrp-) noun
1. The act of absorbing or the condition of being absorbed.
2. Physics a The process by which a liquid or gas is taken into the interstices of a porous substance and held there. b The transformation of any emission as it passes through a material substance.
3. Engrossment of the mind; preoccupation.
4. Assimilation, as by incorporation or by the digestive process.
—ab·sorp′tive·ness, ab
·sorp·tiv′i·ty noun
[<L absorptio, -onis <absorbere.

Most often used phrases:

absorption lines
water absorption
absorption spectroscopy
absorption coefficient
absorption spectra
absorption bands
atomic absorption
optical absorption
x ray absorption
light absorption
energy absorption
neutron absorption
shock absorption
absorption rate
calcium absorption

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