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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Immersion  \Im*mer"sion\,  n.  [L.  immersio;  cf  F.  immersion.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  2.  Submersion  in  water  for  the  purpose  of  Christian  baptism, 
  as  practiced  by  the  Baptists. 
 
  3.  The  state  of  being  overhelmed  or  deeply  absorbed;  deep 
  engagedness. 
 
  Too  deep  an  immersion  in  the  affairs  of  life. 
  --Atterbury. 
 
  4.  (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  lens},  a  microscopic  objective  of  short  focal 
  distance  designed  to  work  with  a  drop  of  liquid,  as  oil, 
  between  the  front  lens  and  the  slide,  so  that  this  lens  is 
  practically  immersed. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  immersion 
  n  1:  covering  completely  with  water  [syn:  {submergence},  {submerging}, 
  {submersion}] 
  2:  a  form  of  baptism  in  which  part  or  all  of  a  person's  body  is 
  submerged 
  3:  the  act  of  submerging  something  [syn:  {ducking},  {dousing}] 




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