Define: Absorption

UK Accounting Glossary

Definition: Absorption

Quick Summary of Absorption

An accounting process used in absorption costing in that the overhead of an organisation is borne by the production of that organisation by the use of absorption rates.

What is the dictionary definition of Absorption?

Dictionary Definition

  1. The act or process of absorbing or of being absorbed as,
  2. Entire engrossment or occupation of the mind.
  3. Mental assimilation.


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This glossary post was last updated: 27th January 2019.