absorptance
noun Etymology: absorption + -ance Date: circa 1931 the ratio of the radiant energy absorbed by a body to that incident upon it

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  • absorptance — [apsɔʀptɑ̃s] n. f. ÉTYM. V. 1970; du rad. de absorption, et ance (→ Résistance, réactance, impédance). ❖ ♦ Phys. Coefficient d absorption des ondes ou vibrations incidentes (reçues par un corps). || Mesure de l absorptance d un matériau, d un… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • absorptance — sugerties faktorius statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Išsklaidytos bei praleistos garso galios ir krintančios garso galios dalmuo. atitikmenys: angl. absorptance; absorption factor vok. Absorptionsgrad, m rus.… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • absorptance — sugerties faktorius statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. absorptance; absorption factor vok. Absorptionsgrad, m rus. коэффициент поглощения, m pranc. absorptance, f; facteur d’absorption, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • absorptance — noun a measure of the rate of decrease in the intensity of electromagnetic radiation (as light) as it passes through a given substance; the fraction of incident radiant energy absorbed per unit mass or thickness of an absorber absorptance equals… …   Useful english dictionary

  • absorptance — /ab sawrp teuhns, zawrp /, n. Physics, Optics. the ratio of the amount of radiation absorbed by a surface to the amount of radiation incident upon it. Cf. reflectance, transmittance (def. 2). [1930 35; trans. of G Absorptionsvermögen. See… …   Universalium

  • absorptance — noun /əbˈsɔːptəns/ the ability of an object to absorb radiation, measured as the ratio of absorbed flux to incident flux …   Wiktionary

  • Absorptance — Коэффициент поглощения; Поглощающая способность …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • absorptance — É™b sÉ”rptÉ™ns /É™b sɔː n. ratio between the amount of radiation absorbed by a surface and the amount of radiation falling upon it (Physics) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Absorptance —   The ratio of the radiation absorbed by a surface to the total energy falling on that surface described as a percentage.   California Energy Comission. Dictionary of Energy Terms …   Energy terms

  • absorptance — ab·sorp·tance …   English syllables

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