absorption means: It is a characteristic of flour that it can absorb and hold liquids. This is calculated by measuring how much liquid is needed to create the dough desired consistency. This is the percentage of water required to make one poundkilo flour. (in Cooking Dictionary)

What else does absorption mean?

  • A condition that is absorbed or acts to absorb. (in Merlin Dictionary)
  • Mental concentration. (in Merlin Dictionary)