noun \i-ˈmər-zhən, -shən\

: the act of putting someone or something completely in a liquid or the state of being completely in a liquid

: complete involvement in some activity or interest

: a method of learning a foreign language by being taught entirely in that language

Full Definition of IMMERSION

:  the act of immersing or the state of being immersed: as
a :  baptism by complete submersion of the person in water
b :  absorbing involvement <immersion in politics>
c :  instruction based on extensive exposure to surroundings or conditions that are native or pertinent to the object of study; especially :  foreign language instruction in which only the language being taught is used <learned French through immersion>

Examples of IMMERSION

  1. We were surprised by his complete immersion in the culture of the island.
  2. He learned French through immersion.
  3. I'm taking an immersion course in German.

First Known Use of IMMERSION

15th century


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