Definitions for absorption coefficient
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absorption coefficient, coefficient of absorption, absorptance(noun)
a measure of the rate of decrease in the intensity of electromagnetic radiation (as light) as it passes through a given substance; the fraction of incident radiant energy absorbed per unit mass or thickness of an absorber
"absorptance equals 1 minus transmittance"
a measure of the absorption of electromagnetic radiation as it passes through a specific substance; the fraction of incident radiation absorbed by unit mass or unit thickness
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