absorbance

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

absorb +‎ -ance

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /əbˈsɔɹ.bn̩s/, /əbˈzɔɹ.bn̩s/, /əbˈsɔɹ.bn̩ts/, /əbˈzɔɹ.bn̩ts/

Noun[edit]

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absorbance (plural absorbances)

  1. (physics) A logarithmic measure of the amount of light that is absorbed when passing through a substance; the capacity of a substance to absorb light of a given wavelength; optical density. [First attested in the mid 20th century.][1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 9

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

absorbance f (plural absorbances)

  1. the fact of being absorbent