Definition of Absorption factor

1. Noun. (physics) the property of a body that determines the fraction of the incident radiation or sound flux absorbed or absorbable by the body.

Exact synonyms: Absorptivity
Generic synonyms: Physical Property
Category relationships: Natural Philosophy, Physics
Derivative terms: Absorptive

Definition of Absorption factor

1. Noun. The measurement of a specific substance's ability to absorp radiant energy; absorptivity.(reference-book last = first = authorlink = coauthors = editor =Gove, Philip Babcock others = title = Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language Unabridged origdate = origyear = 1909 origmonth = url = format = accessdate = accessyear = accessmonth = edition = date = year =1976 month = publisher =G. & C. Merriam Co. location = Springfield, MA language = id = doi = isbn =0-87779-101-5 lccn = ol = pages =6 chapter = chapterurl = quote =) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Absorption Factor

absorption band
absorption cell
absorption cells
absorption chromatography
absorption coefficient
absorption coefficients
absorption collapse
absorption dynamometer
absorption dynamometers
absorption edge
absorption edges
absorption factor (current term)
absorption factors
absorption hygrometer
absorption hygrometers
absorption indicator
absorption line
absorption lines
absorption nebula
absorption nebulae
absorption nebulas
absorption of radiation
absorption pipette
absorption pipettes
absorption spectra

Literary usage of Absorption factor

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1. Foods: Their Composition and Analysis: A Manual for the Use of Analytical by Alexander Wynter Blyth (1896)
"Indigo can be determined quantitatively by the spectroscope : the absorption factor for X412-7 to X595-9 is 0-0000142. Litmus is a blue colour obtained from ..."

2. The Origin of Spectra by Paul Darwin Foote, Fred Loomis Mohler (1922)
"The absorption factor increases with the concentration. Hence only for extremely rare vapors is the intensity of emission proportional to the concentration, ..."

3. Foods: Their Composition and Analysis by Alexander Wynter Blyth, Meredith Wynter Blyth (1903)
"... but absorption of the red, orange, and yellow end of the spectrum. Indigo can be determined quantitatively by the spectroscope; the absorption factor ..."

4. Permafrost: Second International Conference, July 13-28, 1973 : USSR by Frederick J. Sanger, Peter J. Hyde (1978)
"The sums of active soil temperatures and the heat absorption factor will differ, even if the sums of active air temperatures at the surface, ..."

5. Pyrometry: The Papers and Discussion of a Symposium on Pyrometry Held by the by National Research Council (U.S.) (1920)
"If molten iron has an absorption factor of 0.29, it must also have a reflection factor of 0.71, that is, r, = 1 - a, (2) where r, is the total reflection ..."

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