AskDefine | Define absorbency

Dictionary Definition

absorbency n : the property of being absorbent [ant: nonabsorbency]

User Contributed Dictionary



absorb + -ence + -y





Extensive Definition

Absorption may refer to:

Chemistry and biology

Physics and mechanical engineering

Mathematics and economics

  • Absorption law, in mathematics, an identity linking a pair of binary operations
  • Absorption (economics), the total demand of an economy for goods and services both from within and without

See also

  • Adsorption, the formation of a liquid or gas film on a solid surface.
  • Digestion, the uptake of substances by the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Flow (psychology), a state of total mental "absorption".
absorbency in Catalan: Absorció
absorbency in Czech: Absorpce
absorbency in German: Absorption
absorbency in Spanish: Absorción
absorbency in French: Absorption
absorbency in Galician: Absorción
absorbency in Japanese: 吸収
absorbency in Norwegian Nynorsk: Absorpsjon
absorbency in Polish: Absorpcja
absorbency in Portuguese: Absorção
absorbency in Romanian: Absorbţie
absorbency in Slovak: Absorpcia
absorbency in Finnish: Absorptio
absorbency in Tagalog: Absorsyon
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