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English definition of “absorption”

absorption

noun [U] uk   /əbˈzɔːp.ʃən/ us    /-ˈzɔːrp-/

absorption noun [U] (TAKING IN)

the process of taking something into another substance: Some poisonous gases can enter the body by absorption through the skin.

absorption noun [U] (INTEREST)

complete interest in something: Her absorption in her work is so great that she thinks about nothing else.
See also

absorption noun [U] (PAYING COSTS)

the situation in which a company pays the cost of something easily: We can justify the company's absorption of higher manufacturing costs.

absorption noun [U] (TAKING CONTROL)

the situation in which one company takes control of another so that they become one company: Reports confirmed the absorption of Kode's operations into DCM's offices.
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