absorptivity


absorptivity
noun
(physics) the property of a body that determines the fraction of the incident radiation or sound flux absorbed or absorbable by the body
Syn: ↑absorption factor
Derivationally related forms: ↑absorptive
Topics: ↑physics, ↑natural philosophy
Hypernyms: ↑physical property

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\\ˌabˌsȯ(r)pˈtivəd.ē, -ətē, -i also əb-\ noun (-es)
: the fraction of a medium and of its surface that determines what fraction of normally incident radiation or sound flux will penetrate the surface of the medium and be absorbed therein — called also absorption coefficient, absorption factor

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/ab"sawrp tiv"i tee, -zawrp-/, n. Physics.
the property of a body that determines the fraction of incident radiation absorbed or absorbable by the body.
[1860-65; ABSORPTIVE + -ITY]

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absorpˈtiveness or absorptivˈity noun
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Main Entry:absorb

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absorptivity
(ˌæbsɔːpˈtɪvɪtɪ)
[f. absorptive a. + -ity.]
Webster cites Dana.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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