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absorption

noun [U] (PAYING COSTS)    /əbˈzɔːp.ʃən/ US  /-ˈzɔːrp-/
the situation in which a company pays the cost of something easily : We can justify the company's absorption of higher manufacturing costs .
(Definition of absorption noun (PAYING COSTS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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