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absorption Idioms & Phrases


absorption band

  • noun a dark band in the spectrum of white light that has been transmitted through a substance that exhibits absorption at selective wavelengths
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absorption coefficient

  • noun 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
    absorption coefficient; absorptance.
    • absorptance equals 1 minus transmittance
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absorption factor

  • noun (physics) the property of a body that determines the fraction of the incident radiation or sound flux absorbed or absorbable by the body
    absorptivity.
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absorption indicator

  • noun an indicator used in reactions that involve precipitation
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absorption spectrum

  • noun the spectrum of electromagnetic radiation that has passed through a medium that absorbed radiation of certain wavelengths
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absorption unit

  • noun a unit for measuring absorption
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coefficient of absorption

  • noun 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
    absorption coefficient; absorptance.
    • absorptance equals 1 minus transmittance
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self-absorption

  • noun preoccupation with yourself to the exclusion of everything else
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"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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