Associations to the word «Absorption»


ABSORPTION, noun. The act or process of absorbing or of being absorbed as,
ABSORPTION, noun. (obsolete) engulfing; swallowing up, as of bodies or land. [Attested from the late 16th century until the mid 18th century.]
ABSORPTION, noun. Assimilate; incorporation. [First attested in the mid 18th century.]
ABSORPTION, noun. (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.]
ABSORPTION, noun. (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.]
ABSORPTION, noun. Entire engrossment or occupation of the mind. [First attested in the mid 19th century.]
ABSORPTION, noun. Mental assimilation. [First attested in the mid 20th century.]
ABSORPTION, noun. (electrical engineering) The retaining of electrical energy for a short time after it has been introduced to the dielectric.
ABSORPTION, noun. The taking on of by a shipping company of special charges by another without price increase.
ABSORPTION, noun. The natural lessening of radio waves due to atmospheric interference.
ABSORPTION BAND, noun. (physics) (chemistry) One of any number of ranges of wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation absorbed by a substance.
ABSORPTION CELL, noun. (physics) A container, that allows light to pass through, used to store and study liquids and their optical absorption rate.
ABSORPTION CELLS, noun. Plural of absorption cell
ABSORPTION COEFFICIENT, noun. (physics) A measure of the absorption of electromagnetic radiation as it passes through a specific substance; the fraction of incident radiation absorbed by unit mass or unit thickness; absorptivity.
ABSORPTION COEFFICIENTS, noun. Plural of absorption coefficient
ABSORPTION COSTING, noun. (business) An accounting method to calculate the total cost of a product by factoring both direct and indirect costs.
ABSORPTION COSTINGS, noun. Plural of absorption costing
ABSORPTION DYNAMOMETER, noun. (physics) An instrument used to measure force, by measuring the energy absorbed via friction or electrical resistance.
ABSORPTION DYNAMOMETERS, noun. Plural of absorption dynamometer
ABSORPTION EDGE, noun. (physics) The boundary of a dark band in an x-ray spectrum.
ABSORPTION EDGES, noun. Plural of absorption edge
ABSORPTION FACTOR, noun. The measurement of a specific substance's ability to absorp radiant energy; absorptivity.
ABSORPTION FACTORS, noun. Plural of absorption factor
ABSORPTION HYGROMETER, noun. (meteorology) An instrument utilizing organic material to measure the atmospheric moisture level.
ABSORPTION HYGROMETERS, noun. Plural of absorption hygrometer
ABSORPTION LINE, noun. (physics) (astronomy) A spectral line that corresponds to the absorption of electromagnetic radiation at a specific wavelength; the pattern of such lines is characteristic of specific atoms or molecules in the path of the radiation.
ABSORPTION LINES, noun. Plural of absorption line
ABSORPTION NEBULA, noun. (astronomy) A dark nebula; a diffuse mass of interstellar gas and dust that absorbs all incident radiation without reemission.
ABSORPTION NEBULAE, noun. (astronomy) plural of absorption nebula
ABSORPTION NEBULAS, noun. (astronomy) plural of absorption nebula
ABSORPTION OF RADIATION, noun. The transfer of electromagnetic energy into heat energy within a gas or liquid through which the radiation is passing.
ABSORPTION PIPETTE, noun. (chemistry) A glass apparatus used in the absorption of gases.
ABSORPTION PIPETTES, noun. Plural of absorption pipette
ABSORPTION SPECTRA, noun. (physics) plural of absorption spectrum
ABSORPTION SPECTRUM, noun. (physics) The characteristic pattern of dark lines or bands that occurs when electromagnetic radiation is passed through an absorbing medium into a spectroscope.
ABSORPTION SPECTRUMS, noun. Plural of absorption spectrum
ABSORPTION SYSTEM, noun. A refrigeration system that utilizes ammonia being absorbed by water, to create the cooling effect.
ABSORPTION SYSTEMS, noun. Plural of absorption system

Dictionary definition

ABSORPTION, noun. (chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates another; a fluid permeates or is dissolved by a liquid or solid.
ABSORPTION, noun. (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".
ABSORPTION, noun. The social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another.
ABSORPTION, noun. The process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion.
ABSORPTION, noun. Complete attention; intense mental effort.
ABSORPTION, noun. The mental state of being preoccupied by something.

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