Definition of Immersion

1. Noun. Sinking until covered completely with water.

Exact synonyms: Submergence, Submerging, Submersion
Generic synonyms: Sinking
Specialized synonyms: Dip
Derivative terms: Submerge, Submerge, Submerge, Submerge, Submerge, Submerge, Submerge, Submerse, Submerse

2. Noun. (astronomy) the disappearance of a celestial body prior to an eclipse.
Exact synonyms: Ingress
Category relationships: Astronomy, Uranology
Generic synonyms: Disappearance
Group relationships: Eclipse, Occultation
Antonyms: Emersion, Egress

3. Noun. Complete attention; intense mental effort.
Exact synonyms: Absorption, Concentration, Engrossment
Generic synonyms: Attention
Specialized synonyms: Centering, Direction, Focal Point, Focus, Focusing, Focussing, Specialism, Study
Derivative terms: Absorb, Concentrate, Engross, Engross, Immerse

4. Noun. A form of baptism in which part or all of a person's body is submerged.
Generic synonyms: Baptism
Specialized synonyms: Trine Immersion

5. Noun. The act of wetting something by submerging it.
Exact synonyms: Dousing, Ducking, Submersion
Generic synonyms: Wetting
Derivative terms: Douse, Duck, Duck, Immerse, Submerge, Submerse

Definition of Immersion

1. n. 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.

Definition of Immersion

1. Noun. the act of immersing or the condition of being immersed ¹

2. Noun. the total submerging of a person in water as an act of baptism ¹

3. Noun. (British Ireland informal) an immersion heater ¹

4. Noun. (mathematics) a smooth map whose differential is everywhere injective, related to the mathematical concept of an embedding ¹

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Definition of Immersion

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Medical Definition of Immersion

1. 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 engagedness. "Too deep an immersion in the affairs of life." (Atterbury) 4. 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. Origin: L. Immersio; cf. F. Immersion. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Immersion

immersion (current term)
immersion bath
immersion blender
immersion blenders
immersion foot
immersion heater
immersion lens
immersion liquid
immersion medium
immersion objective
immersion of a lens

Literary usage of Immersion

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1908)
"The Didache makes provision for baptism by affusion whenever water in sufficient quantity for immersion is not at hand 4. Archeo- (cf. ..."

2. Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society by Royal Microscopical Society, London (1882)
"For instance, in a strictly dry lens tho aperture between the cone 140° in air (-94 NA) and 180° (1-0 NA) is practically of little use; in a water-immersion ..."

3. History of the Christian Church by John Fletcher Hurst (1900)
"The Baptists have regarded immersion as an essential part of their faith, and some of them ... As immersion was the universal mode of baptism in mediaeval ..."

4. Methods of Practical Hygiene by Karl Bernhard Lehmann (1893)
"The signification of the oil-immersion is as follows:— The loss of light by reflection at the boundary surfaces of mediums optically different is done away ..."

5. The Microscope: An Illustrated Monthly Designed to Popularize the Subject of (1892)
"Is there a difference between homogeneous and oil immersion objectives ? ... It is always best to use the immersion fluid recommended by the maker of the ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"It follows, therefore, that a given angle in a water or oil immersion objective represents a much larger aperture than does the same angle in an ..."

7. A General History of the Baptist Denomination in America, and Other Parts of by David Benedict (1813)
"Speaking of baptism by trine immersion, which was the Ambrosian method, he says : " Observe the Ambrosian manner of baptizing. Now-a-days, the priests ..."

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