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absorptance

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Circa 20th century, from absorption +‎ -ance.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /əbˈzɔːp.tn̩s/
  • (US) IPA(key): /æbˈsɔɹp.tn̩s/, /æbˈzɔɹp.tn̩s/, /əbˈsɔɹp.tn̩s/, /əbˈzɔɹp.tn̩s/, IPA(key): /æbˈsɔɹp.tn̩ts/, /æbˈzɔɹp.tn̩ts/, /əbˈsɔɹp.tn̩ts/, /əbˈzɔɹp.tn̩ts/

NounEdit

absorptance (plural absorptances)

  1. (optics, physics) Absorbed radiation and incident radiation in a ratio format; a measurement that shows how well a surface absorbs radiation. [First attested in the mid 20th century.][1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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