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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ab·sorp·tion /əbˈsɔrpʃən, ˈzɔrp-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ab·sorp·tion /əbˈsɔrpʃən, ˈzɔrp-/ 名詞

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ab·sorp·tion n.
 1. The act or process of absorbing or sucking in anything, or of being absorbed and made to disappear; as, the absorption of bodies in a whirlpool, the absorption of a smaller tribe into a larger.
 2. Chem. & Physics An imbibing or reception by molecular or chemical action; as, the absorption of light, heat, electricity, etc.
 3. Physiol. In living organisms, the process by which the materials of growth and nutrition are absorbed and conveyed to the tissues and organs.
 4. Entire engrossment or occupation of the mind; as, absorption in some employment.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: (chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates
           another; a fluid permeates or is dissolved by a liquid
           or solid [syn: soaking up]
      2: (physics) the process in which incident radiated energy is
         retained without reflection or transmission on passing
         through a medium; "the absorption of photons by atoms or
      3: the social process of absorbing one cultural group into
         harmony with another [syn: assimilation]
      4: the process of absorbing nutrients into the body after
         digestion [syn: assimilation]
      5: complete attention; intense mental effort [syn: concentration,
          engrossment, immersion]
      6: the mental state of being preoccupied by something [syn: preoccupation,
          preoccupancy, engrossment]