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NOUN (1)

1. 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;
- Example: "absorptance equals 1 minus transmittance"
[syn: absorption coefficient, coefficient of absorption, absorptance]


WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

absorption coefficient n 1: 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" [syn: absorption coefficient, coefficient of absorption, absorptance]