absorption


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to absorption: absorption costing, Absorption of Light
References in classic literature ?
Carlyle's death Carlyle blamed himself bitterly for inconsiderateness toward her, and it is certain that his erratic and irritable temper, partly exasperated by long disappointment and by constant physical misery, that his peasant-bred lack of delicacy, and his absorption in his work, made a perpetual and vexatious strain on Mrs.
Elizabeth, such was her absorption in her thoughts, was not even aware of his presence till he spoke to her.
In the absorption of nature, her companions passed out of her mind, even as they sometimes passed out of her sight in the windings of the shadowy trail.
HOLGRAVE, plunging into his tale with the energy and absorption natural to a young author, had given a good deal of action to the parts capable of being developed and exemplified in that manner.
While this passed, Hester Prynne had been standing on her pedestal, still with a fixed gaze towards the stranger -- so fixed a gaze that, at moments of intense absorption, all other objects in the visible world seemed to vanish, leaving only him and her.
Sometimes he felt as if he had found the clue to his father-in-law's absorption in trifles; perhaps even Mr.
She was drawn to dwell upon these matters more than was natural, in the first place owing to her mother's absorption in them, and in the second because a great part of her time was spent in imagination with the dead, since she was helping her mother to produce a life of the great poet.
He saw that others were observing Lydgate's strange unlikeness to himself, and it occurred to him that merely to touch his elbow and call him aside for a moment might rouse him from his absorption.
That their entrance had not been noted was attributed by Gahan to the absorption of the two players and their friends in the game.
Absorption Systems, founded in 1996, assists pharmaceutical and medical device companies in identifying and overcoming ADMET (Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, Excretion and Toxicity) barriers in the development of drugs and medical devices.
Vacancy fell, absorption outpaced completions by a wide margin, the construction pipeline remained subdued, and average rental rates rose modestly for Class A and B space in central business districts and suburbs.
Absorption Material Having Temperature Dependent Absorption Capacity And The Use Thereof In An Absorbent Article: No.