Definition of absorption:
- An imbibing or reception by molecular or chemical action; as, the absorption of light, heat, electricity, etc.
- Entire engrossment or occupation of the mind; as, absorption in some employment.
- In living organisms, the process by which the materials of growth and nutrition are absorbed and conveyed to the tissues and organs.
- 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.
engrossment, assiduity, preoccupation, submergence, submerging, union, intake, ejection, accept, acculturation, prepossession, compactness, ingress, saturation, density, enthrallment, dousing, soaking up, removal, assiduousness, appropriation, denseness, incorporation, submersion, excite, concentration, immersion, tightness, retention, assimilation, fusion, ducking, conversion, penetration, digestion, preoccupancy.
- attention (part of speech: noun)
thought (part of speech: noun)
- brain work,
- reception (part of speech: noun)
I had the story already, my reader will remember, in my uncle's writing, at home: when we returned I read it- not with the same absorption as if it had come first, but with as much interest, and certainly with the more thorough comprehension that I had listened to it before.- "The Flight of the Shadow", George MacDonald.
- "Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers", Alexander Maclaren.
- "The Weavers, Complete", Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009.