1. Accounting: Integration of an account (called absorption account) into related accounts in preparation of a financial statement.
2. Economics: Total expenditure by a country's households, businesses, and government on goods and services. Current account deficit (or surplus) occurs when a country's GDP exceeds (or falls below) its absorption level.
4. Materials: Process by which a fluid (gas or liquid) is captured and taken in by a solid or liquid material. See also adsorption.
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