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Meaning of IMMERSION

Pronunciation:  i'murzhun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of wetting something by submerging it
  2. [n]  a form of baptism in which part or all of a person's body is submerged
  3. [n]  complete attention; intense mental effort
  4. [n]  (astronomy) the disappearance of a celestial body prior to an eclipse
  5. [n]  sinking until covered completely with water

IMMERSION is a 9 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: absorption, concentration, dousing, ducking, engrossment, ingress, submergence, submerging, submersion, submersion
 Antonyms: egress, emersion
 See Also: attention, baptism, centering, dip, direction, disappearance, eclipse, focus, focusing, focussing, occultation, sinking, specialism, study, wetting



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Im*mer"sion\, n. [L. immersio; cf. F. immersion.]
1. The act of immersing, or the state of being immersed; a
   sinking within a fluid; a dipping; as, the immersion of
   Achilles in the Styx.

2. Submersion in water for the purpose of Christian baptism,
   as, practiced by the Baptists.

3. The state of being overhelmed or deeply absorbed; deep

         Too deep an immersion in the affairs of life.

4. (Astron.) The dissapearance of a celestail body, by
   passing either behind another, as in the occultation of a
   star, or into its shadow, as in the eclipse of a
   satellite; -- opposed to {emersion}.

{Immersion lens}, a microscopic objective of short focal
   distance designed to work with a drop of liquid, as oil,
   between the front lens and the slide, so that this lens is
   practically immersed.

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