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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 previewInternational Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors - 3 Volume Set (2000)

by Informa Healthcare

in the form of channels covered with the sound absorbing material, is needed for openings. Examples illustrating the principle of operation of the enclosure are given in Figure 8. 4.1.7. Sound absorbing ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Statistical Terms (2006)

by Yadolah Dodge

absorbing barrier Certain additive or random walk processes represent the motion of a particle in one or more dimensions; limitations may be imposed on the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Optical Engineering: Abe-Las, pages 1-1024 (2003)

by Ronald G. Driggers

Sensor Support Leg IR Absorbing Structure (b) Support Leg Support Leg Reflector Buried Oxide Diode Temp.

Google previewThe International Encyclopaedia of Surgery (1881)

A Systematic Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Surgery by John Ashhurst

Any recent wound, therefore, which has not become covered by grauulations, presents an absorbing surface through which poisons enter as instantaneously as after a subcutaneous injection. The internal surface of the uterus, after throwing ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry (2010)

Assuming complete atomization, the shape of calibration curves in AAS is determined by the dependence of detected atomic absorbance on the number of absorbing atoms. The relationship A = f( N ) is called the concentration curve and its ...

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 ...

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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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