Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or an instance of immersing.
  • noun The condition of being immersed.
  • noun Baptism performed by totally submerging a person in water.
  • noun Astronomy The obscuring of a celestial body by another or by the shadow of another.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of immersing, or the state of being immersed; a sinking or dipping into a fluid.
  • noun Specifically A mode of administering baptism by dipping or plunging the whole person into water.
  • noun Figuratively, the act of overwhelming, or the state of being deeply engaged; absorption: as, immersion in scientific studies.
  • noun In astronomy, the disappearance of a celestial body by passing either behind another or into its shadow: opposed to emersion.
  • noun In microscopy, the placing of a drop of liquid, such as water, between the object-glass and the object.
  • noun In ceramics, the application of the glaze to a piece of pottery by plunging it into a vessel filled with the glaze in a liquid state.
  • noun An antiquated term for the introduction of a solid substance into a liquid reagent in order to produce chemical change, as the calcination of tin by immersion in nitric acid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of immersing, or the state of being immersed; a sinking within a fluid; a dipping.
  • noun Submersion in water for the purpose of Christian baptism, .
  • noun The state of being overhelmed or deeply absorbed; deep engagedness.
  • noun (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.
  • noun 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the act of immersing or the condition of being immersed
  • noun the total submerging of a person in water as an act of baptism
  • noun UK, Ireland, informal an immersion heater
  • noun mathematics a smooth map whose differential is everywhere injective, related to the mathematical concept of an embedding

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun sinking until covered completely with water
  • noun (astronomy) the disappearance of a celestial body prior to an eclipse
  • noun complete attention; intense mental effort
  • noun a form of baptism in which part or all of a person's body is submerged
  • noun the act of wetting something by submerging it

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Examples

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  • Often, the problem with immersion is feeling lost in a sea of sounds that you have no idea how to make sense out of.

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