ALL meanings of absorption coefficient

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  • 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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