• WordNet 3.6
    • n immersion the act of wetting something by submerging it
    • n immersion a form of baptism in which part or all of a person's body is submerged
    • n immersion complete attention; intense mental effort
    • n immersion (astronomy) the disappearance of a celestial body prior to an eclipse
    • n immersion sinking until covered completely with water
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Immersion Submersion in water for the purpose of Christian baptism, as, practiced by the Baptists.
    • Immersion 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.
    • Immersion (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.
    • Immersion The state of being overhelmed or deeply absorbed; deep engagedness. "Too deep an immersion in the affairs of life."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n immersion The act of immersing, or the state of being immersed; a sinking or dipping into a fluid.
    • n immersion Specifically A mode of administering baptism by dipping or plunging the whole person into water.
    • n immersion Figuratively, the act of overwhelming, or the state of being deeply engaged; absorption: as, immersion in scientific studies.
    • n immersion In astronomy, the disappearance of a celestial body by passing either behind another or into its shadow: opposed to emersion. The occultation of a star is immersion of the first kind; the eclipse of a satellite, immersion of the second kind. Also called incidence.
    • n immersion In microscopy, the placing of a drop of liquid, such as water, between the object-glass and the object. The rays of light thus pass into the objective from a denser medium than the air which is otherwise present, and there is consequently less loss of light at the two reflecting surfaces; such an objective (immersion-objective or immersion-lens) has the advantage of greater working distance than a “dry objective.” If instead of water a liquid having the same refractive and dispersive powers as the glass is employed, the method is called homogeneous immersion.
    • n immersion 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.
    • n immersion 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Immersion act of immersing or plunging into: state of being dipped into: state of being deeply engaged
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    “A sale is not something you pursue, it's what happens to you while you are immersed in serving your customer.”
  • Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
    “You are not a human being in search of a spiritual experience. You are a spiritual being immersed in a human experience.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. immersio,; cf. F. immersion,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Immerge.


In literature:

Madden was immersed in tepid water.
"The Cruise of the Dry Dock" by T. S. Stribling
The meat must always be kept completely immersed in the brine.
"Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches" by Eliza Leslie
It may be performed in any one of three ways; namely, by sprinkling, pouring, or immersion.
"An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism" by Joseph Stump
It may be performed in any one of three ways; namely, by sprinkling, pouring, or immersion.
"An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism" by Joseph Stump
However, it may be done more comfortably by keeping the onions immersed in cold water during the peeling.
"Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 2" by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Before the food is immersed, test the temperature of the fat in the manner shown in Fig.
"Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3" by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Immerse these in cold water to which has been added 1 teaspoonful of salt to the quart.
"Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5" by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
When an object is immersed in water it gives no extra trouble to the water to close round it.
"The Conquest of Fear" by Basil King
He much preferred immersion to sprinkling.
"Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 7, May 14, 1870" by Various
Again I beheld Mr Clayton immersed in the doings of the place.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327" by Various
Then immerse in hot fat and fry until crisp and a delicate brown.
"For Luncheon and Supper Guests" by Alice Bradley
When nearly cold this is filtered, and the silk immersed in it for about fifteen minutes.
"Photographic Amusements, Ninth Edition" by Walter E. Woodbury and Frank R. Fraprie
It is always dissolved in water, in which the stuffs are immersed, previous to the application of the dye.
"Popular Technology, Vol. I (of 2)" by Edward Hazen
She wanted to be the wife of some strong man, bear him children, and live immersed in household details.
"A Sovereign Remedy" by Flora Annie Steel
Each was immersed in his own troubles.
"The Long Dim Trail" by Forrestine C. Hooker
The bell was rung, a flat basin of water was produced, the gun was charged with powder, and the lock fairly immersed.
"Audubon and his Journals, Vol. 2" by Maria R. Audubon
When the skin is thoroughly clean, immerse it in a strong bath of salt and water, and allow it to remain twenty-four to thirty hours.
"Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting" by William T. Hornaday
Immerse the print in this for 15 minutes, turning it from time to time, and see that no air bells are clinging to either side.
"The Barnet Book of Photography" by Various
In a twinkling he swung his glasses down upon the float half-immersed in the sea below.
"The Great Airship." by F. S. Brereton
This is what occurs when pelt is immersed in a tan liquor, the immersion being the considerable extension of surface.
"Animal Proteins" by Hugh Garner Bennett

In poetry:

The great ship lantern-girdled,
Her engines thresh, immerse
The great ship that had station
Takes motion for her course.
"The Landing" by Padraic Colum
Leave we the child: he is immersed
With scientists and mystics:
With deep prophetic voice he cries
Canadian food statistics.
"A Dedication To E.C.B." by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Your flesh has known delight,
like the grassland touched by dew
and immersed in its freshness:
so it was with you, O mother of all joy.
"Ave, Generosa" by Hildegard von Bingen
To Art we go as to a well, athirst,
And see our shadow 'gainst its mimic skies,
But in its depth must plunge and be immersed
To clasp the naiad Truth where low she lies.
"Epigrams" by William Watson
Him all wait for—him all yield up to—his word is decisive and
Him they accept, in him lave, in him perceive themselves, as amid
Him they immerse, and he immerses them.
"Now List To My Morning's Romanza" by Walt Whitman
Mr. Boodle led a party that was Liberal - or Tory -
(Just according to your view-point) - and it represented those
Christened (by immersion) Percy, whose hot socks proclaimed their glory;
And its policy was such as you may readily supose.
"Git-Yer-Gun" by C J Dennis

In news:

This winter solstice, immerse yourself in the Mayan world.
Dance away your cares and immerse yourself in art at The Centre for the Living Arts' DJ Night.
Innovation Lab to Immerse Students in Science.
It's the latest Kitchen Aid appliance, a new immersion blender.
A stroll down that block offers immersion into that area of Asia.
Live tattooing, human suspension, burlesque, a Ms Tattoo pageant — there's a lot more than ink to see at the Immersed in Ink Festival this weekend.
PR students immersed in agency life.
Kilgore's Steve Torrence immersed in every decision about his Top Fuel dragster.
The Naples Daily News reports the body was immersed in water.
Rolling Hills school district immersed in 'Race to the Top'.
John Krasinski and Gus Van Sant totally immersed in film shot in Pittsburgh.
Wurmfeld's ' Immersed in Color' Brings UT's Ewing Gallery to a New Level.
Being a reporter for a local weekly newspaper requires immersion in the community's events, celebrations and rituals.
Immersed in the Wild.
This presentation shares a project developed in partnership with the local history museum that immerses pre-service students in doing powerful and authentic social studies as part of their training.

In science:

Consider two twisted manifolds (M , Ω) and (N , Υ) with an immersion h : N → M .
Generalized Complex Submanifolds
Condition (b) of Theorem 2 becomes j (T N ) ⊆ T N , which is exactly the requirement for N to be an immersed complex submanifold of M .
Generalized Complex Submanifolds
Thus N is a generalized complex submanifold if, and only if, it is an immersed complex submanifold.
Generalized Complex Submanifolds
We have to show that g is a closed immersion.
Some Remarks on the Local Fundamental Group Scheme
It is clear from these descriptions that the pro jection from the locus of Hodge classes to the Hodge locus is a local immersion which is open onto an union of local analytic branch of the Hodge locus.
Hodge loci and absolute Hodge classes
Consider now another “dust”, identical to the previous one, but such that its charge density σ is equal to zero, and immerse it in a suitable “external”, “fixed” gravitational field.
No motions of bodies produce GW's
HtNt , with the initial condition X0 = X, where Nt is the outward unit normal vector of the immersion Xt and Ht is the trace of the Weingarten map L−Nt = −LNt of Xt associated to −Nt (then, Ht is n times the usual mean curvature with the sign which makes positive the mean curvature of a round sphere in Rn+1).
Volume preserving mean curvature flow in the Hyperbolic space
From now on, by Mt we shall denote both the immersion Xt : M −→ M and the image Xt (M ), as well as the Riemannian manifold (M , gt ) with the metric gt induced by the immersion.
Volume preserving mean curvature flow in the Hyperbolic space
In this case, X1 and X2 are called parametrizations of the same immersed submanifold.
Volume preserving mean curvature flow in the Hyperbolic space
For this reason, dealing with submanifolds, one says that an immersion X : M2 −→ M is in a neighborhood U of Y : M1 −→ M in the C k -topology if there is a diffeomorphism φ such that X ◦ φ ∈ U .
Volume preserving mean curvature flow in the Hyperbolic space
Consider the map g : C → E given by the composition of the immersion of B in E with the restriction of f to C.
O-minimal spectrum
In this paper we propose such formulation for pseudospherical immersions (surfaces of constant negative Gaussian curvature).
Pseudospherical surfaces on time scales
Let us consider a surface immersed in R3 explicitly described by a position vector ~r = ~r(u, v).
Pseudospherical surfaces on time scales
By the discrete immersion we mean that ∆1~r and ∆2~r are linearly independent for any m, n.
Pseudospherical surfaces on time scales
In this paper the notion of pseudospherical immersions is extended on the so called time scales, unifying the continuous and discrete cases in a single framework.
Pseudospherical surfaces on time scales