Definition of self-absorption in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈˌself əbˈzôrpSHən/


1Preoccupation with one’s own emotions, interests, or situation.
Example sentences
  • Therapism celebrates emotional self-absorption and the sharing of feelings.
  • The Church has lost a sense of mission, turning inwards in self-absorption, anxious to protect itself, forgetting that it is no more than a means to an end, the end being the Kingdom of God.
  • With or without leadership contests, the conference season brings out the narcissism and self-absorption of politicians to a degree the public can only find repellent.
2 Physics The absorption by a body of radiation which it has itself emitted.
Example sentences
  • The absorbance was always kept below 0.05 to avoid self-absorption of the fluorescence.

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Syllabification: self-ab·sorp·tion

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