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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun absorption:

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Definition of the noun absorption

What does absorption mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: absorptions

  1. (chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates another; a fluid permeates or is dissolved by a liquid or solid
  2. (physics) the process in which incident radiated energy is retained without reflection or transmission on passing through a medium
  3. the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another
  4. the process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion
  5. complete attention; intense mental effort
  6. the mental state of being preoccupied by something

Specialised definition of the noun absorption

Glossary of pesticide

transfer of a component from one phase to another

movement of a pesticide from the environment (e.g. water, ingested food, leaf surface) across a biological membrane into an organism

Music

  1. "Absorption" is a musical album of Nadja & Methadrone.
    • released in (10 years ago)
  2. "Absorption" is a musical album of TelDem Com'unity.
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  3. "Absorption" is a musical album of Absorption.

Miscellanea

  1. Absorption: Acoustic absorption refers to a material, structure or object absorbing sound energy when sound waves collide with it, as opposed to reflecting the energy. Part of the absorbed energy is transformed into heat and part is transmitted. The energy transformed into heat is said to have been 'lost'.
  2. Absorption: In pharmacology, absorption is the movement of a drug into the bloodstream.
  3. Absorption: Skin absorption is a route by which substances can enter the body through the skin. Along with inhalation, ingestion and injection, dermal absorption is a route of exposure for toxic substances and route of administration for medication. Absorption of substances through the skin depends on a number of factors, the most important of which are concentration, duration of contact, *solubility of medication*, and physical condition of the skin and part of the body exposed.
  4. Absorption is a disposition or personality trait in which a person becomes absorbed in his or her mental imagery, particularly fantasy. This trait thus correlates highly with a fantasy-prone personality. The original research on absorption was by American psychologist Auke Tellegen. The construct of absorption was developed in order to relate individual differences in hypnotisability to broader aspects of personality. Absorption has a variable correlation with hypnotisability perhaps because in addition to broad personality dispositions, situational factors play an important role in performance on tests of hypnotic susceptibility. Absorption is one of the traits assessed in the Multidimensional Personality Questionnaire.
  5. Absorption is a valid argument form and rule of inference of propositional logic. The rule states that if implies, then implies and . The rule makes it possible to introduce conjunctions to proofs. It is called the law of absorption because the term is "absorbed" by the term in the consequent.
  6. Absorption: In economics, absorption is the total demand for all final marketed goods and services by all economic agents resident in an economy, regardless of the origin of the goods and services themselves. As the absorption is equal to the sum of all domestically-produced goods consumed locally and all imports, it is equal to national income [Y = C + I + G + ] minus the balance of trade [X - M].

Phrases with Absorption

Phrases starting with the word Absorption:

  1. absorption band
  2. Absorption Line
  3. absorption unit
  4. absorption factor
  5. absorption spectrum
  6. absorption indicator
  7. absorption coefficient
  8. Absorption of Radiation

Phrases ending with the word Absorption:

  1. self-absorption
  2. Dielectric absorption
  3. coefficient of absorption

Other phrase containing the word Absorption:

  1. Fluorine absorption dating

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Absorption

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Google previewSteps on the Path to Enlightenment (2004)

A Commentary on Tsongkhapa's Lamrim Chenmo by Geshe Lhundup Sopa, David Patt, Beth Newman

The first level is characterized by five limbs: meditative absorption is the basis; there are two antidotes—both coarse and subtle conceptual thought interrupt recollection and introspection, and the two benefits are some measure of mental and ...

Google previewIntroduction to Anatomy and Physiology (2016)

Biology, Human biology by CTI Reviews

Skin absorption is a route by which substances can enter the body through the skin. Along with inhalation, ingestion and injection, dermal absorption is a route of exposure for toxic substances and route of administration for medication.

Google previewPRINCIPLES OF MASS TRANSFER AND SEPERATION PROCESSES (2007)

by BINAY K. DUTTA

Gas absorption is a mass transfer operation in which one or more species (solute ) is removed from a gaseous stream by dissolution in a liquid (solvent). The insoluble component(s) present in the gas which is not absorbed is called the carrier ...

Google previewAnatomy and Physiology, From Science to Life (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Skin Absorption is a route by which substances can enter the body through the skin. Along with inhalation, ingestion and injection, dermal Absorption is a route of exposure for toxic substances and route of administration for medication.

Google previewHuman Biology (2016)

Biology, Human biology by CTI Reviews

Skin absorption is a route by which substances ...

Google previewBiology, Concepts and Investigations (2016)

Biology, Biology by CTI Reviews

Skin absorption is a route by which substances can enter the body through the skin. Along with inhalation, ingestion and injection, dermal absorption is a route of exposure for toxic substances and route of administration for medication.

Google previewPediatric Critical Care (2011)

by Bradley P. Fuhrman, Jerry J. Zimmerman

Drug Absorption Absorption refers to the translocation of a drug from...

Google previewA Decade of Innovation

- Lock-In Role Rescuing Minuscule Signals from Noise, January 2003 Electromagnetic energy absorption is a ubiquitous tool for detection and quantitation of matter. Many of us were introduced to spectroscopy using a bench -top ...

Google previewIntroduction to Process Engineering and Design (2007)

by Thakore/bhatt

INTRODUCTION Absorption is an important unit operation of chemical process industries.

Google previewDermal and Ocular Toxicology (1991)

Fundamentals and Methods by Hobson

Skin absorption is a complex phenomenon.

Dermal absorption is the net result of the penetration outward margin, cutaneous metabolism, binding and permeation of a topically applied chemical into and through the different strata of the skin ...

Google previewProperties and Behavior of Polymers, 2 Volume Set (2012)

by Wiley

Absorption is a material property, usually given the symbol a, expressed in units of dB/cm, where a decibel (dB) is a unit based on ten times the common logarithm of the ratio of two acoustic energies. Alternatively, the natural logarithm can be ...

Google previewSeeley's Anatomy and Physiology (2016)

Biology, Human biology by CTI Reviews

Skin absorption is a route by which substances can enter the body through the skin. Along with inhalation, ingestion and injection, dermal absorption is a route of exposure for toxic substances and route of administration for medication.

Google previewAtlas of Immunology, Second Edition (2003)

by Julius M. Cruse, MD, PhD, Robert E. Lewis

Absorption is the elimination of antibodies from a mixture by adding soluble antigens or the elimination of soluble antigens from a mixture by adding antibodies. An antibody absorption test is a serological assay based upon the ability of a ...

Google previewClinical Research in Gastroenterology 1 (2012)

by S. Matern

Thus intestinal absorption is the major determinant for the diurnal changes of the bile acid levels in peripheral blood. After meals the delivery of bile into the intestine, the flow of bile acids towards the terminal ileum and consequently intestinal ...

Google previewNorway, and the Norwegians (1840)

In Two Volumes by Robert Gordon Latham

Mutual absorption is a good thing, but general conversation is a better. There is nothing very pleasant in premature uxoriousness, of which there are frequent displays ; MoXOamai'iTi \a\tvui{. On the other hand, the respective dispositions get ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Forensic Science (2008)

by Suzanne Bell

absorption spectrum As a result, these tests work on whole blood, body fluids ( assuming the person is a secretor), and in stains of any of those fluids. Absorption-inhibition works by reducing the strength of an antiserum based on the type and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Optical Engineering: Las-Pho, pages 1025-2048 (2003)

by Ronald G. Driggers

INTRODUCTION Nonlinear absorption, NLA, is any process...

Google previewDictionary of Chemistry

absorption spectrum Absorption 1. A mechanical phenomenon wherein one substance penetrates into the inner structure of another, as in absorbent cotton or a sponge. 2. An optical phenomenon wherein atoms or molecules block ...

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of Condensed Matter Physics (2004)

by Charles P. Poole, Jr.

ABSORPTION OF ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES 3 tor (called a hard superconductor) the Abrikosov vortices should be held in position by pinning sites or defects of the crystal lattice (see Kosterlitz–Thouless transition, Vortex pinning).

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry: Applications (2001)

by Nicholas D. Spencer, John H. Moore

absorption, emission or Raman) and dynamics of the excited states, or study the photochemical properties of excited states that decay through ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Solar System (2006)

by Lucy-Ann McFadden, Torrence Johnson, Paul Weissman

HST measurements confirmed the absorption feature, and it was suggested that the feature was similar to laboratory spectra of SO2 frost on water ice. Subsequent disk-resolved Galileo UVS measurements showed that the 2800 ̊A absorption ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Animal Science (Print) (2004)

by Wilson G. Pond

The process of transporting the basic units, minerals, vitamins, and water across the intestinal epithelium is called absorption. The two processes occur within the digestive tract. On the basis of eating habits, animals are classified as carnivores ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Surface and Colloid Science (2006)

by P. Somasundaran

The total enhancement on SERS is up to 3 orders stronger than that on SEIRAS because of the contribution of the enhanced emission factor in addition to the enhanced absorption and dipole moment factors. Nevertheless, SEIRAS is still ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Electrical Words, Terms and Phrases (1892)

by Edwin James Houston

Absorption. — The taking, or, literally, drinking in, of one form of matter by another , such as a gas, vapor or liquid by a solid ; or of the energy of sound, light, heat, or electricity by ordinary matter. Absorption. Acoustic The taking in of the energy ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chromatography (2005)

by Jack Cazes

TLC and visible absorption spectra of hydrolyzed paprika colors extracted from commercial foods under TLC/scanning densitometric conditions. (A) Hydrolyzed paprika color standard. (B) Hydrolyzed extract of rice-cracker. (C) Capsanthin.

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Playing seems to be both disinterested and passionate at the same time disinterested in that it is not for real, and passionate in the absorption it requires. (Oliver Bevan)
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The value of this 10-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of ABSORPTION

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  • PROBATIONS
  • SAPROBIONT

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