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 (countable and uncountable, 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. ^ “absorbance” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 9.

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

absorbance f (plural absorbances)

  1. the fact of being absorbent