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Meaning of ABSORPTION COEFFICIENT

Pronunciation:  ab'sorpshun `kowu'fishunt

 
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 Definition: 
[n]  a measure of the rate of decrease in the intensity of electromagnetic radiation (as light) as it passes through a given substance; the fraction of incident radiant energy absorbed per unit mass or thickness of an absorber; "absorptance equals 1 minus transmittance"
 
 Synonyms: absorptance, coefficient of absorption
 
 See Also: coefficient

 

 

 

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