immersion

noun im·mer·sion \ i-ˈmər-zhən , -shən \
Updated on: 19 Apr 2018
: the act of immersing or the state of being immersed: such 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 in a Sentence

  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.

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First Known Use of immersion

15th century

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IMMERSION Defined for English Language Learners

immersion

  • : 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



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