Absorption

All possible synonyms of the word Absorption as well as its hypernyms, hyponyms, antonyms, derivations, entailments, meronyms, pertainyms, domain members, similar words, verb groups, and so on...

Preoccupation, preoccupancy, absorption, engrossment

Definition

  • the mental state of being preoccupied by something

Synonyms

  • preoccupation
  • preoccupancy
  • absorption
  • engrossment

Hypernyms

  • cognitive state, state of mind: the state of a person's cognitive processes

Hyponyms

  • abstractedness, abstraction: preoccupation with something to the exclusion of all else
  • absentmindedness: preoccupation so great that the ordinary demands on attention are ignored

Concentration, engrossment, absorption, immersion

Definition

  • complete attention; intense mental effort

Synonyms

  • concentration
  • engrossment
  • absorption
  • immersion

Hypernyms

  • attention: the faculty or power of mental concentration; "keeping track of all the details requires your complete attention"

Hyponyms

  • focus, focusing, focussing, focal point, direction, centering: the concentration of attention or energy on something; "the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology"; "he had no direction in his life"
  • specialism: the concentration of your efforts on a particular field of study or occupation
  • study: a state of deep mental absorption; "she is in a deep study"

Assimilation, absorption

Definition

  • the process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion

Synonyms

  • assimilation
  • absorption

Hypernyms

  • organic process, biological process: a process occurring in living organisms

Hyponyms

  • anabolism, constructive metabolism: the synthesis in living organisms of more complex substances (e.g., living tissue) from simpler ones together with the storage of energy
  • malabsorption: abnormal absorption of nutrients from the digestive tract

Assimilation, absorption

Definition

  • the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another

Synonyms

  • assimilation
  • absorption

Hypernyms

  • social process: a process involved in the formation of groups of persons

Hyponyms

  • Americanization, Americanisation: assimilation into American culture
  • Anglicization, Anglicisation: the act of anglicizing; making English in appearance
  • Europeanization, Europeanisation: assimilation into European culture
  • Westernization, Westernisation: assimilation of Western culture; the social process of becoming familiar with or converting to the customs and practices of Western civilization

Absorption

Definition

  • (physics) the process in which incident radiated energy is retained without reflection or transmission on passing through a medium; "the absorption of photons by atoms or molecules"

Synonyms

  • absorption

Hypernyms

  • natural process, natural action, action, activity: a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"

Part holonym

  • extinction: the reduction of the intensity of radiation as a consequence of absorption and radiation

Topic domains

  • physics, natural philosophy: the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"

Absorption, soaking up

Definition

  • (chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates another; a fluid permeates or is dissolved by a liquid or solid

Synonyms

  • absorption
  • soaking up

Hypernyms

  • sorption: the process in which one substance takes up or holds another (by either absorption or adsorption)

Topic domains

  • chemistry, chemical science: the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions

Hyponyms

  • imbibition: (chemistry) the absorption of a liquid by a solid or gel

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