- an act or instance of immersing.
- state of being immersed.
- state of being deeply engaged or involved; absorption.
- baptism in which the whole body of the person is submerged in the water.
- Also called ingress. Astronomy. the entrance of a heavenly body into an eclipse by another body, an occultation, or a transit.Compare emersion(def 1).
- concentrating on one course of instruction, subject, or project to the exclusion of all others for several days or weeks; intensive: an immersion course in conversational French.
Origin of immersion
Related Words for immersionenthrallment, prepossession, hang-up, engagement, fascination, engrossment, holding, involvement, concentration, occupation, preoccupation, captivation, intentness, raptness
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Contemporary Examples of immersion
The irony is that we continue our immersion in the three poisons when we shop at such overpriced designer supermarkets.‘Gods of Suburbia’: Dina Goldstein’s Arresting Photo Series on Religion vs. Consumerism
November 8, 2014
Immersion is something that game developers discuss frequently when talking about their games, and with good reason.Kevin Spacey Stars as a Frank Underwood-like Warmonger in ‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’
November 8, 2014
But immersion in this realm of secrets and deception comes at a steep price, for both the protagonist and reader.This Week’s Hot Reads: March 17, 2014
March 17, 2014
If they swam just as strenuously on the tenth immersion as on the first, the risk of drowning would increase dramatically.How Depression Could Save Your Life
March 4, 2014
The tall shape is suprisingly handy--I mix eggs and whip cream with an immersion blender in the largest size.The 2012 Holiday Kitchen Gift Guide
December 13, 2012
Historical Examples of immersion
The depth of immersion is regulated by fixing the crank-pin.
This permits the travel, and consequently the degree of immersion, to be varied.
The moat is none so distant, and the immersion may profit you.Love-at-Arms
He never troubles about drying their legs and hoofs after their immersion in the pond.War Letters of a Public-School Boy
The preparations for Henry's immersion were always complex and thorough.A Great Man
- a form of baptism in which part or the whole of a person's body is submerged in the water
- Also: ingress astronomy the disappearance of a celestial body prior to an eclipse or occultation
- the act of immersing or state of being immersed
Word Origin and History for immersion
mid-15c., from Late Latin immersionem (nominative immersio), noun of action from past participle stem of immergere, from assimilated form of in- "into, in, on, upon" (see in- (2)) + Latin mergere "plunge, dip" (see merge). Meaning "absorption in some interest or situation" is from 1640s. As a method of teaching a foreign language, it is from 1965, trademarked by the Berlitz company.
- The placing of a body under water or other liquid.
- The use of a fluid on a microscope slide in order to exclude air from between the glass slide and the bottom lens.