Absorption

1) A material's capability to dampen sound. 2) The process of a material dampening or 'absorbing' sound.

Absorption

1) A mechanical phenomenon wherein one substance penetrates into the inner structure of another, as in absorbent cotton or a sponge. 2) An optical phenomenon wherein atoms or molecules block or attenuate the transmission of a beam of electromagnetic radiation
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Absorption

(1) Process of taking in and being made part of an existing amount of matter.
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absorption

(ab-sorp´shәn) the act of taking up or in by specific chemical or molecular action, such as in chemical absorption or digestive absorption. in psychology, devotion of thought to one object or activity only. radiation absorption. in chemistry, the penetration of a substance withi...
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absorption

(ab-sorp;shun) The transport of molecules across epithelial membranes into the body fluids.
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absorption

(from the article `adsorption`) Adsorption refers to the collecting of molecules by the external surface or internal surface (walls of capillaries or crevices) of solids or by the ... Absorption processes are employed to recover valuable light components such as propane/propylene and butane/butylene from the vapours that leave the ... ...
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absorption

(from the article `villus`) ...include the placenta and the mucous-membrane coating of the small intestine. The villi of the small intestine project into the intestinal cavity, ... ...at regular intervals into the small intestine. Once in the intestine, more enzymes are added and mixing continues. When food particles are ... [8 relat...
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absorption

(L. absorptio) 1. the uptake of substances into or across tissues, e.g., skin, intestine, and kidney tubules. 2. in psychology, devotion of thought to one object or activity, with inattention to others. 3. in radiology, the taking up of energy by matter with which the radiation interacts.
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absorption

[n] - (physics) the process in which incident radiated energy is retained without reflection or transmission on passing through a medium 2. [n] - (chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates another
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Absorption

• (n.) 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. • (n.) An imbibing or reception by molecular or chemical action; as, the absorption of light, heat, electricity, etc. • (n.) In living...
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absorption

• The passing of a substance or force into the body of another substance. • The capture of photons by atoms, molecules, or ions, which results in a decrease in the intensity of light, or other electromagnetic radiation, as it passes through a substance. See also absorber and absorption ...
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absorption

soaking up noun (chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates another; a fluid permeates or is dissolved by a liquid or solid
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Absorption

[acoustics] Acoustic absorption refers to a material, structure or object absorbing sound energy when sound waves collide with it, as opposed to reflecting the energy. Part of the absorbed energy is transformed into heat and part is transmitted. The energy transformed into heat is said to have been `lost`. When sound from a loudspeaker coll...
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Absorption

[chemistry] In chemistry, absorption is a physical or chemical phenomenon or a process in which atoms, molecules, or ions enter some bulk phase – gas, liquid, or solid material. This is a different process from adsorption, since molecules undergoing absorption are taken up by the volume, not by the surface (as in the case for adsorption)....
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Absorption

[economics] In economics, absorption is the total demand for all final marketed goods and services by all economic agents resident in an economy, regardless of the origin of the goods and services themselves. As the absorption is equal to the sum of all domestically-produced goods consumed locally and all imports, it is equal to national in...
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Absorption

[electromagnetic radiation] In physics, absorption of electromagnetic radiation is the way in which the energy of a photon is taken up by matter, typically the electrons of an atom. Thus, the electromagnetic energy is transformed into internal energy of the absorber, for example thermal energy. The reduction in intensity of a light wave pro...
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Absorption

[logic] ==Examples== If it will rain, then I will wear my coat. Therefore, if it will rain then it will rain and I will wear my coat. ==Proof by truth table== ==Formal proof== ...
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Absorption

[pharmacokinetics] In pharmacology (and more specifically pharmacokinetics), absorption is the movement of a drug into the bloodstream. Absorption involves several phases. First, the drug needs to be introduced via some route of administration (oral, topical-dermal, etc.) and in a specific dosage form such as a tablet, capsule, solution and...
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Absorption

[psychology] Absorption is a disposition or personality trait in which a person becomes absorbed in his or her mental imagery, particularly fantasy. This trait thus correlates highly with a fantasy-prone personality. The original research on absorption was by American psychologist Auke Tellegen. The construct of absorption was developed in ...
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Absorption

[skin] Skin absorption is a route by which substances can enter the body through the skin. Along with inhalation, ingestion and injection, dermal absorption is a route of exposure for toxic substances and route of administration for medication. Absorption of substances through the skin depends on a number of factors, the most important of w...
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Absorption

Ab·sorp'tion noun [ Latin absorptio , from absorbere . See Absorb .] 1. 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 ...
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Absorption

1. The damping of a sound wave when it passes through a medium or hits a surface. 2. The ability of a material or object to absorb sound energy.
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absorption

A process in which liquid molecules are taken up by a liquid or solid and distributed throughout the body of that liquid or solid. Compare with adsorption.
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absorption

a process in which one substance permeates another
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Absorption

A process in which one substance, usually a liquid or gas, is taken into the body of another.
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