Noun Absorptance Definition and Examples


Noun:

Absorptance

Pronunciation:

/abˈsɔːpt(ə)ns//abˈzɔːpt(ə)ns/

Definition:
1.

noun

A measure of the degree to which a substance or object absorbs radiation incident on it, equal to the ratio of the absorbed to the incident flux.


    noun, Physics, Optics.

    1. the ratio of the amount of radiation absorbed by a surface to the amount of radiation incident upon it.

    Origin:
    1920s. From classical Latin absorpt-, past participial stem of absorbēre absorb + -ance, probably after reflectance.

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