What does the word absorption mean?

Usage examples for absorption

  1. She saw what Masterson in his dazed and selfish absorption overlooked: that she and Anthony were to be drawn into a conflict surely evil for them. – A Man's Hearth by Eleanor M. Ingram
  2. Paul's whole nature was stirred by what he was going through and his absorption in the matters nearest his heart was so complete that it was with no ordinary shock he came to realise that his own son was in a critical condition. – The High Calling by Charles M. Sheldon
  3. It shows such a complete absorption in you, I think. – The Heart of Arethusa by Francis Barton Fox