Which definition of Absorption do you mean?

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