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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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Villar revealed that the JJJ will cover Filipino professionals in the country and abroad, and recognized that the government would be competing with private employers-including salary-wise-to get the required number of skilled people to improve the implementing agencies' absorptive capacity.
4-Absorptive Capacity of Government Agencies: The government vigorously seeks to increase its absorptive capacity to implement initiatives and projects outlined in the 2018 budget; develop regulatory frameworks; train qualified resources capable of implementing these initiatives and projects.
To address this gap we propose and test a framework that integrates the role of past performance as a proxy to investment capacity, realized and potential absorptive capacity and internationalization and their influences on innovativeness, through a survey of 202 Brazilians firms from the Information Technology industry.
Senator JV Ejercito, who sponsored the budget of the National Housing Authority, cited the agency's alleged low absorptive capacity as a reason for the decrease, as proposed by the Department of Budget and Management in the 2018 national budget.
But the chair of the House appropriations committee gave a lukewarm response to Agriculture Secretary Manny Piol's request for additional budget, expressing doubt on the department's absorptive capacity to use the extra cash.
This study is intended to examine the roles of the social capital and absorptive capacity in technology-intensive firms and verify these roles in an empirical way for the purpose of improving the technology commercialization performance in technology-intensive firms.
The main objective of this work is to design an absorptive silencer, to effectively attenuate the safety valve exit noise to 85 dB, to limit the pressure drop across the silencer to 0.
The aim of the paper is to study relationships between the processes of absorptive capacity (inter-firm learning) and learning lessons through employee suggestions (intra-firm learning) and identify potential synergies between them.
Extant research suggests the acquirors' absorptive capacities (5) will be an important determinant of whether these acquisitions are successful in enhancing competitiveness.