Definition of immersion noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪˈmɜːʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈmɜːrʃn//
    , NAmE//ɪˈmɜːrʒn//
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  1. 1immersion (in something) the act of putting somebody/something into a liquid so that they or it are completely covered; the state of being completely covered by a liquid Immersion in cold water resulted in rapid loss of heat. baptism by total immersion (= putting the whole body underwater)
  2. 2immersion (in something) the state of being completely involved in something his long immersion in politics a two-week immersion course in French (= in which the student will hear and use only French)
  3. Word Originlate 15th cent.: from late Latin immersio(n-), from immergere ‘dip into’, from in- ‘in’ + mergere ‘to dip’.
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