• 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

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