Definition of Absorbancy

1. Noun. (context: physics) A logarithmic measure of the amount of light that is absorbed when passing through a substance. ¹



2. Noun. (alternate form of absorbency) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Absorbancy

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Medical Definition of Absorbancy

1. 1. Absorbance is defined as a logarithmic function of the percent transmission of a wavelength of light through a liquid. 2. This can be used as a measure of the amount of light absorbed by a suspension of bacterial cells or a solution of an organic molecule, it is measured by a colourimeter or spectrophotometer. Absorbance values are used to plot the growth of bacteria in suspension cultures and to gauge the purity and concentration of molecules (such as proteins) in solution. See: absorption. (15 Jan 1998)

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Literary usage of Absorbancy

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"absorbancy indices are based on concentration in gram-atoms of chromium per liter. ... The wavelengths (m/i) and molar absorbancy indices ..."

2. Doré Lectures by Thomas Troward (1909)
"... merely sponge-like absorbancy, which sucks in any and every influence that may happen to be floating round: for we must not shut our eyes to the fact ..."

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