absorption

Definitions

General English

  • noun the fact of being very interested in something

Accounting

  • noun the process of making a smaller business part of a larger one, so that the smaller company in effect no longer exists

Agriculture

  • noun the process of taking in water, dissolved minerals and other nutrients across cell membranes
  • noun the taking up of one type of substance by another, e.g. of a liquid by a solid or of a gas by a liquid

Aviation

  • noun the act of taking something in

Computing

  • noun the power loss of a signal when travelling through a medium, due to its absorptance

Construction

  • The process by which a liquid is drawn into and fills permeable pores in a solid body, increasing its weight.
  • The process by which solar energy is collected on a surface.
  • The increase in weight of a porous object resulting from immersion in water for a given time, expressed as a percent of the dry weight.

Economics

  • Total demand for final goods and services by all residents (consumers, producers, and government) of a country (as opposed to total demand for that country's output). The term was introduced as part of theAbsorption Approach.

Electronics

  • The energy or matter retained or dissipated when one medium is exposed to another.
  • The absorption of only certain frequencies of electromagnetic or acoustic waves by a surface, object, or region. Also called selective absorption (1).
  • The absorption of only particles with given energies by a surface, object, or region. Also called selective absorption (2).
  • The absorption of only certain particles by a surface, object, or region. Also called selective absorption (3).

Food

  • noun the process of taking into the body substances such as proteins or fats that have been digested from food and enter the bloodstream from the stomach and intestines

Health Economics

  • (written as Absorption)
    A term in macroeconomics to describe the major categories of resource use in a jurisdiction other than production. Thus, absorption includes expenditures on consumption, investment, imports and that by government.

Medical

  • noun the process by which a liquid is taken into a solid
http://www.dictionarycentral.com/definition/absorption.html