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Not to be confused with adsorption.
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Absorption may refer to:
Chemistry and biology
- Absorption (chemistry), absorption of particles of gas or liquid in liquid or solid material
- Absorption (skin), a route by which substances can enter the body through the skin
- Absorption (pharmacokinetics), absorption of drugs in body
- CO2 scrubber, the absorbent in a rebreather
- Absorption (small intestine)
- Absorption (biology)
Physics and mechanical engineering
- Absorption (electromagnetic radiation), absorption of light or other electromagnetic radiation by a material
- Absorption (acoustics), absorption of sound waves by a material
- Dielectric absorption, a determination of how much electrical permittivity a material has
- Absorption refrigerator, a refrigerator that runs on surplus heat rather than electricity
- Absorption air conditioning, a type of solar air conditioning
Mathematics and economics
- Absorption law, in mathematics, an identity linking a pair of binary operations
- Absorbing element, in mathematics, an element that does not change when it is combined in a binary operation with some other element
- Absorption (economics), the total demand of an economy for goods and services both from within and without
- Absorption costing, or total absorption costing, a method for appraising or valuing a firm's total inventory by including all the manufacturing costs incurred to produce those goods
- Absorption (logic), one of the rules of inference
|Wikisource has the text of the 1921 Collier's Encyclopedia article Absorption.|
- Adsorption, the formation of a gas or liquid film on a solid surface
- Digestion, the uptake of substances by the gastrointestinal tract
- Flow (psychology), a state of total mental "absorption"
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