from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state of being engrossed; concentration or preoccupation.
- n. The fact or instance of writing in a legal document.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of engrossing.
- n. That which has been engrossed, as an instrument, legislative bill, goods, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of engrossing; the appropriation of things in large or undue quantities; exorbitant acquisition.
- n. The act of copying out in large fair or ornamental characters: as, the engrossment of a deed, or of a testimonial.
- n. The copy of an instrument or writing made in large fair characters.
- n. The state of being engrossed or entirely occupied about something, to the exclusion of other things; appropriation; absorption.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of being intent and concentrated
- n. complete attention; intense mental effort
- n. the mental state of being preoccupied by something
The three men, Ahimaaz, Joab, and the Cushite (Ethiopian), are types of different kinds of self-engrossment, which is little touched by others 'sorrows.
According to the CRS, from the invention of the rule in 1979 (by Democrat Richard Gephardt) thru 2003, there was automatic engrossment in the House of 15 joint resolutions, 11 of which were ultimately enacted into law.
Ueda does an exceptional job in creating an area where most people use games as escapism, Ueda's creations are more of emotional engrossment.
Make Magazine blog writer Becky Stern of Sternlab. org has spent the past year knitting a humorous series of Body Technology Interfaces that spotlight our engrossment in modern technology.
According to the CRS, from the invention of the rule in 1979 by Democrat Richard Gephardt thru 2003, there was automatic engrossment in the House of 15 joint resolutions, 11 of which were ultimately enacted into law.
Ms. Portman stood by affecting engrossment, but with a slightly strained smile.
Such an efficacious outlook fosters intrinsic interest and deep engrossment in activities.
Perhaps no greater ambivalence has ever existed toward the bowel than in Victorian England, where this organ was viewed with simultaneous skittish embarrassment and fascination, shame and fixed interest, shy modesty and hypnotic engrossment.
Apart from the rest of this magical Universe, just see what such engrossment is intended to prevent you seeing.
I must have been in there for quite sometime, as my engrossment in the pages unfolding before me made me completely unaware of the knocking outside the bathroom door.