An example of osmosis is slowly learning how to sew after sitting next to an experience seamstress.
Learned French by osmosis while residing in Paris for 15 years.
An example of osmosis is when red blood cells, which have a high concentration of protein and salt, are placed in a lower concentration fluid like water, the water will rush into the red blood cells.
I was reading about chickens, and I guess I learned about hawks through osmosis.
Origin of osmosis
- From obsolete osmose from earlier endosmose from French Greek endo- endo- Greek ōsmos thrust, push (from ōthein to push)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition