absorption coefficient

ab·sorp·tion co·ef·fi·cient
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ab-sawrp-shuh n, -zawrp- koh-uh-fish-uh nt]
    • /æbˈsɔrp ʃən, -ˈzɔrp- ˌkoʊ əˈfɪʃ ənt/
    • /əbˈzɔːp.ʃən ˌkəʊ.ɪˈfɪʃ.ənt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-sawrp-shuh n, -zawrp- koh-uh-fish-uh nt]
    • /æbˈsɔrp ʃən, -ˈzɔrp- ˌkoʊ əˈfɪʃ ənt/

Definitions of absorption coefficient words

  • noun absorption coefficient a measure of the rate of decrease in the intensity of electromagnetic radiation, as light, as it passes through a given substance. 1
  • noun absorption coefficient (physics) A measure of the absorption of electromagnetic radiation as it passes through a specific substance; the fraction of incident radiation absorbed by unit mass or unit thickness; absorptivity. 0

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Origin of absorption coefficient

First appearance:

before 1895
One of the 18% newest English words
First recorded in 1895-1900

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absorption coefficient popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 1% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
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Synonyms for absorption coefficient

noun absorption coefficient

  • absorptance — a measure of the ability of an object to absorb radiation, equal to the ratio of the absorbed radiant flux to the incident flux. For a layer of material the ratio of the flux absorbed between the entry and exit surfaces of the layer to the flux leaving the entry surface is the internal absorptance

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