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Definitions for immersion
ɪˈmɜr ʒən, -ʃənim·mer·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. submergence, submerging, submersion, immersionnoun

    sinking until covered completely with water

  2. ingress, immersionnoun

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

  3. concentration, engrossment, absorption, immersionnoun

    complete attention; intense mental effort

  4. immersionnoun

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

  5. submersion, immersion, ducking, dousingnoun

    the act of wetting something by submerging it


  1. immersionnoun

    the act of immersing or the condition of being immersed

  2. immersionnoun

    the total submerging of a person in water as an act of baptism

  3. immersionnoun

    an immersion heater

  4. immersionnoun

    a smooth map whose differential is everywhere injective, related to the mathematical concept of an embedding

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Immersionnoun

    Etymology: immersio, Latin; immersion, French.

    Achilles's mother is said to have dipped him, when he was a child, in the river Styx, which made him invulnerable all over, excepting that part which the mother held in her hand during this immersion. Joseph Addison, Guardian.

    There are many persons, who, through the heat of their lusts and passions, through the contagion of ill example, or too deep an immersion in the affairs of life, swerve from the rules of their holy faith; and yet would, upon extraordinary warning, be brought to comply with them. Francis Atterbury.


  1. immersion

    Immersion, in a general context, refers to the act of fully involving oneself in a particular activity, interest, or situation. It usually involves complete engagement, not just in terms of time but also thoughts, emotions, and senses. Immersion is also commonly used in fields like linguistics where language immersion refers to learning a language by being surrounded by it, virtual reality where immersion refers to the experience of completely feeling part of the virtual world, and mathematics where immersion refers to certain type of function between differentiable manifolds.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Immersionnoun

    the act of immersing, or the state of being immersed; a sinking within a fluid; a dipping; as, the immersion of Achilles in the Styx

  2. Immersionnoun

    submersion in water for the purpose of Christian baptism, as, practiced by the Baptists

  3. Immersionnoun

    the state of being overhelmed or deeply absorbed; deep engagedness

  4. Immersionnoun

    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

  5. Etymology: [L. immersio; cf. F. immersion.]


  1. Immersion

    Immersion are a sound and art duo composed of Wire & Githead's Colin Newman & Minimal Compact & Githead's Malka Spigel. The duo made 3 albums in the 90's on the swim ~ label and also made video-driven performances in venues such as the Royal Festival Hall in London and the Knitting Factory in New York. their 2nd album "Full Immersion" was a collaboration with a number of other electronic music artists including g-man, Claude Young, Fred Giannelli, Scanner, Vapourspace & Mick Harris.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Immersion

    The placing of a body or a part thereof into a liquid.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. immersion

    The prismatic solid carried under water on the lee-side of a ship by its inclination.--Centre of immersion, the mean centre of the part immersed. (See CENTRE OF CAVITY.) Astronomically, immersion means the disappearance of a heavenly body when undergoing eclipse.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of immersion in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of immersion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of immersion in a Sentence

  1. Walter Benjamin:

    Nothing is poorer than a truth expressed as it was thought. Committed to writing in such cases, it is not even a bad photograph. Truth wants to be startled abruptly, at one stroke, from her self-immersion, whether by uproar, music or cries for help.

  2. Masachika Kawata:

    VR brings an absolutely unprecedented level of immersion to the horror experience of 'Resident Evil'. It's a totally new dimension as to how you experience the fear especially because in VR the headset tracks your movement and you can look around the environment using your own head and see everything around you.

  3. Inna Vladimirskaya:

    Immersion in cold water makes the blood rush to the internal organs, activating their circulation, which helps break down fat and improve muscle tone, it also helps beat muscle and joint pain and rejuvenates my skin, because of the increase in oxygen supply to it.

  4. Jan Van den Bulck:

    It’s a different kind of immersion—the idea that you almost feel as if you’re in that world of science fiction or fantasy or action, and it’s more intense if you have more hours of exposure.

  5. Dan Fischer:

    Surfing is so healing. You're so deeply connected to the ocean and to nature, and the saltwater immersion sort of washes away all the negativity that's going on inside of you.

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