absorption Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “absorption” in the English Dictionary

"absorption" in British English

See all translations

absorptionnoun [U]

uk   /əbˈzɔːp.ʃən/  us   /-ˈzɔːrp-/
  • absorption noun [U] (TAKING IN)

the ​process of taking something into another ​substance: Some ​poisonousgases can ​enter the ​body by absorption through the ​skin.
  • absorption noun [U] (INTEREST)

completeinterest 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 ​companypays the ​cost of something ​easily: We can ​justify the company's absorption of ​highermanufacturingcosts.
  • absorption noun [U] (TAKING CONTROL)

the ​situation in which one ​companytakescontrol of another so that they ​become one ​company: Reports ​confirmed the absorption of Kode's ​operations into DCM's ​offices.
(Definition of absorption from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"absorption" in American English

See all translations

absorptionnoun [U]

 us   /əbˈzɔrp·ʃən, æb-, -ˈsɔrp-/
  • absorption noun [U] (TAKING IN)

physics the ​process by which a ​substance or ​objecttakes in a ​liquid, ​gas, ​waves, or ​chemical and makes it a ​part of itself: Using a ​specialnumericalprocedure, they ​calculated the absorption ​spectrum (= the ​range of ​lightwaves that are ​left when some have been ​absorbed by something that they ​passed through).
  • absorption noun [U] (ATTENTION)

the ​condition of giving ​yourcompleteattention to something
(Definition of absorption from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"absorption" in Business English

See all translations

absorptionnoun [U]

uk   us   /əbˈzɔːpʃən/
a ​situation in which an ​organizationpays the ​cost of something: We can justify the company's absorption of ​highermanufacturingcosts.
FINANCE a ​situation in which one ​company gets ​control of another so that they become one ​company: Reports ​confirmed the absorption of Kode's ​operations into DCM 's ​offices.
(Definition of absorption from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “absorption”
in Chinese (Simplified) 吸收…
in Chinese (Traditional) 吸收…
What is the pronunciation of absorption?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“absorption” in American English

“absorption” in Business English

Word of the Day

fire-eater

a performer who entertains people by seeming to swallow flames

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More