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immersion

 [ĭ-mer´zhun]
1. the plunging of a body into a liquid.
2. the use of the microscope with the object and object glass both covered with a liquid.
3. a state of being deeply involved in something.
cultural immersion the process of becoming familiar with a culture by extensive questioning and by active participation in the life of the culture, a technique used in ethnographic research for gaining increased familiarity with language, sociocultural norms, traditions, and other social dimensions in a culture.
immersion foot a condition resembling trench foot occurring in persons who have spent long periods in water.

im·mer·sion

(i-mer'zhŭn),
1. The placing of a body under water or other liquid.
2. microscopy filling the space between the objective lens and the top of the cover glass with a fluid, such as water or oil, to reduce spheric aberration and increase effective numeric aperture by elimination of refractive effects that result from an air-glass interface; the best resolution is achieved when the space between the condenser lens and the specimen slide is also filled with the fluid.
[L. immergo, pp. -mersus, to dip in (in + mergo)]

immersion

/im·mer·sion/ (ĭ-mer´zhun)
1. the plunging of a body into a liquid.
2. the use of the microscope with the object and object glass both covered with a liquid.

immersion

[imur′zhən]
Etymology: L, im + mergere, to dip
the placing of a body or an object into water or other liquid so that it is completely covered by the liquid. immerse, v.

im·mer·sion

(i-mĕr'zhŭn)
1. Placing a body under water or other liquid.
2. microscopy filling space between objective lens and top of cover glass with a fluid, such as water or oil, to reduce spheric aberration and increase effective numeric aperture.
[L. immergo, pp. -mersus, to dip in (in + mergo)]

immersion,

n the placing of a body or an object into water or other liquid so that it is completely covered by the liquid.

immersion

1. the plunging of a body into a liquid.
2. the use of the microscope with the object and object glass both covered with a liquid.

immersion chilling
method used for chilling poultry carcasses with iced water to ensure rapid cooling immediately after slaughter.
immersion foot
a condition similar to immersion foot in humans has been reported in cattle standing in cold water for days. There was erythema, edema and pain, followed by necrosis and sloughing of tissue.
immersion syndrome
vagal reflex, induced by contact with very cold water, causes cardiac arrest and death.
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Rigid containers, both used and unused, failed to maintain barrier performance under these test conditions: 87 percent (97 out of 111) of the rigid containers failed to maintain barrier performance, allowing ingress of the challenge microorganism.
Both amplifiers can be equipped with Teleste ' s Remote Ingress Switching (RIS) system that allows low-cost ingress detection and countermeasures at the headend.
Explains Colin Legg, marketing manager for Flexicon: "We have a wide range of liquid right products which in addition to providing high levels of ingress protection, protect cabling from a variety of hazards.
In an attempt to resolve these issues, we examined the relationship between two long-term time series of summer flounder larval abundance at ingress, recruitment, and spawning stock biomass over the period of presumed stock recovery.
The defendant filed a motion for summary judgment and the trial court granted the motion, finding that the area where the fall occurred was not within the area prescribed as a means of ingress and egress to the pub, and as a result, the defendant had no duty to provide lighting, barricades, or warnings of the drop-off.
Airbus UK are funding work within Swansea's Materials Research Centre to study these effects, partly by experimentation where moisture uptake is measured and combined with various mechanical testing methods, and partly by 'finite element modelling' to simulate moisture ingress into arbitrary shaped composite geometries.
Ingress and egress for passengers who will be sitting in the two sets of rear seats are via a door that slides back in a way that is analogous to that of the door on a minivan--but only after the door moves outward: Think of the way a door opens on a jet aircraft.
Outbreak B was thought to be caused by the ingress of human sewage from a septic tank into the drinking water-distribution system and C from the ingress of wastewater from a blocked drain.
The monuments are all in the grounds of the former Ingress Abbey by the Thames at Greenhithe, Kent, where developer Crest Nicholson is currently building 1,000 new homes.
contingency coverages within the realm or business interruption--for example, contingent time element, ingress and egress and civil and military authority.
You prevent the formation of an acidic solution by preventing the ingress of oxygen, and the probe will tell you if you're doing a good job or not," he says.