Noun Absorbances Definition and Examples


Noun:

Absorbances

Pronunciation:

/əbˈzɔːb(ə)ns//əbˈsɔːb(ə)ns/

Definition:
1.

noun

A measure of the capacity of a substance to absorb light of a specified wavelength. It is equal to the logarithm of the reciprocal of the transmittance.
  1. count noun 'absorbances were recorded with a clinical photometer'
  2. 'The total cavity loss is then the sum of the mirror transmission and the sample absorbance.'
  3. 'Then, absorbances at the four wavelengths were calculated.'


noun, Physics.

1. the capacity of a substance to absorb radiation, expressed as the common logarithm of the reciprocal of the transmittance of the substance.


Examples:

"absorbanceses can do as concentrations."

Origin:

absorbance


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