Definition of immersion
: the act of immersing or the state of being immersed: such asa : baptism by complete submersion of the person in waterb : absorbing involvement immersion in politicsc : 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
We were surprised by his complete immersion in the culture of the island.
He learned French through immersion.
I'm taking an immersion course in German.
Recent Examples of immersion from the Web
Developer Verzasca Group will donate a Mikvah — a bath used by Jewish men and women for ritual immersion — to the Chabad Lubavitch of Sunny Isles Beach as part of their 61-residence luxury condo tower Aurora at 17550 Collins Ave.
Not a bad way to begin a four-day immersion into the heart, soul and taste buds of this charming town.
When that immersion isn’t received—or is outright rejected—
Michael Amato is intrigued by the photography of subcultures: Mike Brodie's Polaroid chronicles of train-hoppers, Anton Kusters' immersion into the Yakuza, Morgan Ashcom's images of skateboard-riding anarchists.
Glendale school officials stepped back last week from a plan that staff proposed earlier this month that would have consolidated some language-immersion programs at local middle schools.
Nonetheless, some see theatrical kidnapping as an extension of the fascination toward immersion, interactivity and virtual reality that’s given rise to trends like escape rooms — spaces that require puzzle-solving to earn your freedom.
LearnPlus also offers free trial language lessons, but does not feature the cultural immersion component included in Parlo.
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First Known Use of immersion
IMMERSION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of immersion for English Language Learners
: 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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