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Definition of the adjective absorbing

What does absorbing mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more absorbing / most absorbing

  1. capable of arousing and holding the attention
    • examples: This book is so absorbing that I can't put it down. | Sound absorbing material is called acoustic material. | An absorbing tale of adventure. | Absorbing information on the internet is like drinking water from a fire hydrant.
    • synonyms of absorbing: engrossing / fascinating / gripping / riveting
    • similar: interesting

Alternative definition of the adjective absorbing


  1. See Engrossing.
  2. [mathematics, stochastic processes, of a state] allowing a process to enter it, but not to leave it.

Phrases with absorbing

  1. X-Ray Absorbing Glass
  2. heat-absorbing
  3. energy-absorbing

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Google previewThe Engineer's and Mechanic's Encyclopaedia Comprehending Practical Illustrations of the Machinery and Processes Employed in Every Description of Manufacture of the British Empire by Luke Hebert (1837)


ABSORBING AND PRODUCTIVE CASCADE. The column a is filled with a great number of small bulbs of glass or porcelain, its lowsr extremity resting in another cylinder b, of greater diameter, in which is a cavity ada ted to the reduced ...

Google previewThe Catholic Encyclopedia (1922)

An International Work of Reference on the Constitution, Doctrine, Discipline, and History of the Catholic Church by Edward Aloysius Pace

Nearly all the investigators on the subject have arrived at the conclusion that the time of reverberation in an auditorium depends upon the volume of the room and upon the absorbing power of the surfaces. This will seem reasonable enough ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Science (1873)

Comprising Astronomy, Chemistry, Dynamics, Electricity, Heat, Hydrodynamics, Hydrostatics, Light, Magnetism, Mechanics, Meteorology, Pneumatics, Sound, and Statics; Preceded by an Essay on the History of the Physical Sciences by George Farrer Rodwell

Of the total amount of radiant heat which falls upon a surface a portion is absorbed and the rest reflected, hence the reflecting power is the complement of the absorbing power. In a few instances the absorption is complete. The radiating and ...

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Quotes about absorbing

True happiness, we are told, consists in getting out of one's self, but the point is not only to get out, you must stay out and to stay out you must have some absorbing errand. (Henry James)
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Scrabble value of A1B3S1O1R1B3I1N1G2

The value of this 9-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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