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English noun: coefficient of absorption

1. coefficient of absorption (quantity) 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

SamplesAbsorptance equals 1 minus transmittance.

Synonymsabsorptance, absorption coefficient

Broader (hypernym)coefficient

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