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Meaning of “absorption” in the English Dictionary

"absorption" in British English

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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.
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  • 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

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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

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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…
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