English dictionary



Hint: With the Firefox addon you can search this dictionary from the browsers search field.

English noun: absorption

1. absorption (process) (chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates another; a fluid permeates or is dissolved by a liquid or solid


Synonymssoaking up


Broader (hypernym)sorption


Narrower (hyponym)imbibition


Domain categorychemical science, chemistry

2. absorption (process) (physics) the process in which incident radiated energy is retained without reflection or transmission on passing through a medium


SamplesThe absorption of photons by atoms or molecules.


Broader (hypernym)action, activity, natural action, natural process


Part meronymextinction


Domain categorynatural philosophy, physics

3. absorption (process) the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another


Synonymsassimilation


Broader (hypernym)social process


Narrower (hyponym)Americanisation, Americanization, Anglicisation, Anglicization, Europeanisation, Europeanization, Westernisation, Westernization

4. absorption (process) the process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion


Synonymsassimilation


Broader (hypernym)biological process, organic process


Narrower (hyponym)anabolism, constructive metabolism, malabsorption

5. absorption (cognition) complete attention; intense mental effort


Synonymsconcentration, engrossment, immersion


Broader (hypernym)attention


Narrower (hyponym)centering, direction, focal point, focus, focusing, focussing, specialism, study

6. absorption (cognition) the mental state of being preoccupied by something


Synonymsengrossment, preoccupancy, preoccupation


Broader (hypernym)cognitive state, state of mind


Narrower (hyponym)absentmindedness, abstractedness, abstraction









Based on WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.
Web design: Orcapia v/Per Bang. English edition: .
2017 onlineordbog.dk