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(Definition of “osmosis” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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osmosisnoun [ U ]

us /ɑzˈmoʊ·sɪs, ɑs-/

biology the process in animals and plants by which a liquid passes gradually from one part to another through a membrane (= tissue that covers cells)

Osmosis is also the process by which ideas and information are absorbed without conscious effort:

Children often learn by osmosis.

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