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absorbance

(əbˈsɔːbəns; -ˈzɔː-)
n
(General Physics) physics a measure of the light-absorbing ability of an object, expressed as the logarithm to base 10 of the reciprocal of the internal transmittance. See transmittance
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ab•sorb•ance

(æbˈsɔr bəns, -ˈzɔr-)

n. Physics.
the capacity of a substance to absorb radiation.
[1945–50]
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Noun1.absorbance - (physics) a measure of the extent to which a substance transmits light or other electromagnetic radiation
density, denseness - the amount per unit size
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
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