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"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 object takes in a liquid, gas, waves, or chemical and makes it a part of itself: Using a special numerical procedure, they calculated the absorption spectrum (= the range of light waves that are left when some have been absorbed by something that they passed through).
  • absorption noun [U] (ATTENTION)

the condition of giving your complete attention to something
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"absorption" in British English

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absorptionnoun [U]

uk   /əbˈzɔːp.ʃən/  us   /əbˈzɔːrp.ʃən/
  • absorption noun [U] (INTEREST)

complete interest in something: Her absorption in her work is so great that she thinks about nothing else.
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"absorption" in Business English

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absorptionnoun [U]

uk   us   /əbˈzɔːpʃən/
a situation in which an organization pays the cost of something: We can justify the company's absorption of higher manufacturing costs.
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)
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