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engrossment


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Engrossment  \En*gross"ment\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  engrossing;  as  the  engrossment  of  a  deed. 
 
  Engrossments  of  power  and  favor.  --Swift. 
 
  2.  That  which  has  been  engrossed,  as  an  instrument, 
  legislative  bill,  goods,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  engrossment 
  n  1:  complete  attention;  intense  mental  effort  [syn:  {concentration}, 
  {absorption}] 
  2:  the  mental  state  of  being  preoccupied  by  something  [syn:  {preoccupation}, 
  {preoccupancy},  {absorption}] 
  3:  the  quality  of  being  intent  and  concentrated;  "the 
  intentness  of  his  gaze"  [syn:  {intentness}] 




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