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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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https://payrollheaven.com/define/absorption/ (accessed: May 20, 2024).
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Definition Sources

Definitions for Absorption 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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