from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or an instance of immersing.
- n. The condition of being immersed.
- n. Baptism performed by totally submerging a person in water.
- n. Astronomy The obscuring of a celestial body by another or by the shadow of another.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the act of immersing or the condition of being immersed
- n. the total submerging of a person in water as an act of baptism
- n. an immersion heater
- n. a smooth map whose differential is everywhere injective, related to the mathematical concept of an embedding
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of immersing, or the state of being immersed; a sinking within a fluid; a dipping.
- n. Submersion in water for the purpose of Christian baptism, .
- n. The state of being overhelmed or deeply absorbed; deep engagedness.
- n. The dissapearance of a celestail body, by passing either behind another, as in the occultation of a star, or into its shadow, as in the eclipse of a satellite; -- opposed to
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of immersing, or the state of being immersed; a sinking or dipping into a fluid.
- n. Specifically A mode of administering baptism by dipping or plunging the whole person into water.
- n. Figuratively, the act of overwhelming, or the state of being deeply engaged; absorption: as, immersion in scientific studies.
- n. In astronomy, the disappearance of a celestial body by passing either behind another or into its shadow: opposed to emersion.
- n. In microscopy, the placing of a drop of liquid, such as water, between the object-glass and the object.
- n. In ceramics, the application of the glaze to a piece of pottery by plunging it into a vessel filled with the glaze in a liquid state.
- n. An antiquated term for the introduction of a solid substance into a liquid reagent in order to produce chemical change, as the calcination of tin by immersion in nitric acid.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. sinking until covered completely with water
- n. (astronomy) the disappearance of a celestial body prior to an eclipse
- n. complete attention; intense mental effort
- n. a form of baptism in which part or all of a person's body is submerged
- n. the act of wetting something by submerging it
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So, but, you know, the flip side of that -- and a lot of psychologists were talking about this -- is, one of the treatments to try and avoid PTSD is what they called immersion therapy.
"He is known for teaching through what he calls immersion experiences: bringing cultural awareness as well as language instruction to the classroom and leading students on 'home stays' in Mexico and Spain," Gist continued.
Often, the problem with immersion is feeling lost in a sea of sounds that you have no idea how to make sense out of.
Yes, complete immersion is absolutely the best method.
Immersion and method acting can use some of the same techniques, like affective memory and substitution, but immersion is arguably purer because there is no external audience to please which requires classical acting techniques to be admixed.
I had a discussion with a couple after the inciting RPG. net column, and they tend to feel that immersion is easier in or more relevant to LARPing than tabletop.
Travel/immersion is by far the best way to learn and practice French, although not always affordable or practicable.
I have to agree that immersion is the only sure method to REALLY learn French.
Yet this argument would seem to be contradicted by the countless numbers of children who grow up with two or more languages concurrently – e.g. immigrant children, children with mixed nationality parents, children in immersion classroom settings etc – where the capacity to switch codes and even cultures is seemingly effortless.
After the age of ten to twelve, total immersion is a good option.