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Definitions of absorption:
  • noun:   (chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates another; a fluid permeates or is dissolved by a liquid or solid
  • noun:   (physics) the process in which incident radiated energy is retained without reflection or transmission on passing through a medium
    Example: "The absorption of photons by atoms or molecules"
  • noun:   the process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion
  • noun:   the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another
  • noun:   the mental state of being preoccupied by something
  • noun:   complete attention; intense mental effort

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