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IMMERSION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does immersion mean? 

IMMERSION (noun)
  The noun IMMERSION has 5 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: IMMERSION used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


IMMERSION (noun)


Sense 1immersion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sinking until covered completely with water

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

immersion; submergence; submerging; submersion

Hypernyms ("immersion" is a kind of...):

sinking (a descent as through liquid (especially through water))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "immersion"):

dip (a brief immersion)


Sense 2immersion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(astronomy) the disappearance of a celestial body prior to an eclipse

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

ingress; immersion

Hypernyms ("immersion" is a kind of...):

disappearance (the event of passing out of sight)

Domain category:

astronomy; uranology (the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole)

Holonyms ("immersion" is a part of...):

eclipse; occultation (one celestial body obscures another)

Antonym:

emersion ((astronomy) the reappearance of a celestial body after an eclipse)


Sense 3immersion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Complete attention; intense mental effort

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

engrossment; immersion; concentration; absorption

Hypernyms ("immersion" is a kind of...):

attention (the faculty or power of mental concentration)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "immersion"):

centering; direction; focal point; focus; focusing; focussing (the concentration of attention or energy on something)

specialism (the concentration of your efforts on a particular field of study or occupation)

study (a state of deep mental absorption)


Sense 4immersion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A form of baptism in which part or all of a person's body is submerged

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("immersion" is a kind of...):

baptism (a Christian sacrament signifying spiritual cleansing and rebirth)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "immersion"):

trine immersion (baptism by immersion three times (in the names in turn of the Trinity))


Sense 5immersion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of wetting something by submerging it

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

dousing; ducking; submersion; immersion

Hypernyms ("immersion" is a kind of...):

wetting (the act of making something wet)


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