Definition of “absorption” - English Dictionary

“absorption” in British English

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absorptionnoun [ U ]

uk /əbˈzɔːp.ʃən/ us /əbˈzɔːrp.ʃən/

(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 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

(Definition of “absorption” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“absorption” in Business English

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absorptionnoun [ U ]

uk /əbˈzɔːpʃən/ us

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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