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 (əb-zôrp′shən, -sôrp′-)
1. The act or process of absorbing or the condition of being absorbed.
2. A state of mental concentration.

[Latin absorptiō, absorptiōn-, from absorptus, past participle of absorbēre, to absorb; see absorb.]

ab·sorp′tive (-tĭv) adj.
ab′sorp·tiv′i·ty n.
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Adj.1.absorptive - having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.); "as absorbent as a sponge"


Having a capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up:
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The IDT F2923 is a low insertion loss SPDT absorptive RF switch designed for a multitude of RF applications, including base stations (2G, 3G, 4G, 5G), wireless backhaul, CATV, and portable handhelds.
KUWAIT, Oct 18 (KUNA) -- The forthcoming Emerging Airports Conference and Exhibition (EACE), slated for October 21st in Kuwait is to address issues relative to updating airports in the Middle East region, including absorptive capacity and airports sustainability, an aviation official said Sunday.
Given that much of the information needed to improve performance resides outside the boundaries of the firm with customers and suppliers, absorptive capacity has emerged as an important concept in supply chain management which captures the accumulation of a firm's information processing activities (Azadegan, 2011; Saenz, Revilla & Knoppen, 2013).
Currently, hotel occupancy rates range from 20% to 40%, although the average occupancy, given the absorptive power in the region, does not exceed 25%, according to Shalaby.
Clean Energy Patch is said to take advantage of the skin's absorptive properties to give a base-level boost in energy and mental focus.
This sheet extending in the front-to-rear direction at the crotch area, and an inner body, containing an absorptive body and which is overlapped and anchored to the connecting sheet on the inside of the outer body, wherein at least a portion of both edges in the transverse direction of the connecting sheet are positioned farther to the inside in the transverse direction than both edges in the transverse direction of the inner body in an area between the front piece and the back piece, non-anchored areas where the connecting sheet and the inner body are not mutually anchored.
The articles deal with absorptive capacity as a framework to enhance diversity, job crafting, the Leadership Lab, leadership as seen in collegiate soccer, and managing the effects of social media.
Traditionally, the order process for absorptive products is convoluted and has to be managed by the site's main contractor.
The new terminal will raise Hurghada International Airport's total absorptive capacity by 115% to 13 million annually, from 6.
based precast licensor Easi-Set Worldwide reports that its SoftSound product is gaining both state and provincial approvals as the absorptive noise wall concept becomes more widely known for its unique qualities and ease of use.
Microvilli are tightly packed, microscopic projections of the apical surface of intestinal absorptive cells.
Biocer's Polysaccharide Ultra-hydrophilic Resorbable Engineering (PURE) process modifies plant-based polymers to create a highly absorptive, biocompatible agent which enhances and accelerates the natural clotting cascade.