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Absorption may refer to:

Chemistry and biology[edit]

Physics and chemical engineering[edit]

Mathematics and economics[edit]

  • Absorption (economics), the total demand of an economy for goods and services both from within and without
  • Absorption (logic), one of the rules of inference
  • 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
  • Absorbing element, in mathematics, an element that does not change when it is combined in a binary operation with some other element
  • Absorption law, in mathematics, an identity linking a pair of binary operations

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