absorbtion vs absorption :

absorbtion or absorption

When "absorb" went to become a noun it dropped it's "b" and picked up a "p" on the way. Nobody knows why it did so. Anyway, long story short, "absorbtion" is a misspelling. Absorption is correct. Don't confuse "absorption" with "adsorption" which is a scientific term for the process in which atoms/molecules adhere to the surface.

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Definitions

  • n  (chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates another; a fluid permeates or is dissolved by a liquid or solid
  • n  (physics) the process in which incident radiated energy is retained without reflection or transmission on passing through a medium
    the absorption of photons by atoms or molecules
  • n  the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another
  • n  the process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion
  • n  complete attention; intense mental effort
  • n  the mental state of being preoccupied by something
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