What is absorption?

  • (noun): The social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another.
    Synonyms: assimilation
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on absorption:

Surface Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structure - Experimental Setup - Signal To Noise Ratio
... The equation governing the signal to noise ratio is where μA is the absorption coefficient In is the nonradiative contribution in electron counts/sec Ib is the background contribution in electron ...
Laser Absorption Spectrometry
... Laser absorption spectrometry (LAS) refers to techniques that use lasers to assess the concentration or amount of a species in gas phase by absorption spectrometry (AS) ... Laser absorption spectrometry has become the foremost used technique for quantitative assessments of atoms and molecules in gas phase ... The most common technique is tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS) which has become commercialized and is used for a variety of applications ...
Multiphoton Lithography
... Instead, two-photon absorption is utilized to induce a dramatic change in the solubility of the resist for appropriate developers ... This method relies on a multi-photon absorption process in a material that is transparent at the wavelength of the laser used for creating the pattern ... Since two-photon absorption is a third-order, non-linear process several orders of magnitude weaker than linear absorption, very high light intensities are ...
Methiocarb - Absorption
... For absorption through the skin the NOAEL is set to 150 mg/kg per day for rabbits, based on the reduction of food consumption ...
Absorption - Logic
... Absorption (logic), one of the rules of inference. ...

More definitions of "absorption":

  • (noun): The process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion.
    Synonyms: assimilation
  • (noun): (physics) the process in which incident radiated energy is retained without reflection or transmission on passing through a medium.
    Example: "The absorption of photons by atoms or molecules"
  • (noun): (chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates another; a fluid permeates or is dissolved by a liquid or solid.
    Synonyms: soaking up

Famous quotes containing the word absorption:

    The great social adventure of America is no longer the conquest of the wilderness but the absorption of fifty different peoples.
    Walter Lippmann (1889–1974)

    The radio ... goes on early in the morning and is listened to at all hours of the day, until nine, ten and often eleven o’clock in the evening. This is certainly a sign that the grown-ups have infinite patience, but it also means that the power of absorption of their brains is pretty limited, with exceptions, of course—I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. One or two news bulletins would be ample per day! But the old geese, well—I’ve said my piece!
    Anne Frank (1929–1945)

    These philosophers dwell on the inevitability and unchangeableness of laws, on the power of temperament and constitution, the three goon, or qualities, and the circumstances, or birth and affinity. The end is an immense consolation; eternal absorption in Brahma.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)