Absorb

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Definition: Absorb


Absorb

Quick Summary of Absorb


To assimilate or incorporate amounts in an account or group of accounts so that they are absorbed and lose their identity.




What is the dictionary definition of Absorb?

Dictionary Definition


  1. transitive To include so that it no longer has separate existence; to overwhelm; to cause to disappear as if by swallowing up; to incorporate; to assimilate; to take in and use up.
  2. transitive, obsolete To engulf, as in water; to swallow up.
  3. transitive To suck up; to drink in; to imbibe; as a sponge or as the lacteals of the body; to chemically take in.

In accounting to absorb means to assimilate or incorporate amounts in an account or group of accounts so that they are absorbed and lose their identity.


Full Definition of Absorb


To absorb in accounting means to spread an expense across multiple accounts. The absorption process entails distributing a cost based on a methodology that is regularly applied. Absorption should ideally be determined by how the expense in the source account is used.


Synonyms For Absorb


consume
absorbing
engross
assimilate
take in


Related Phrases


Accounting for Inventory
Activity-Based Costing
Cost Accounting Fundamentals


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Absorb are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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