What does absorbance mean?

Definitions for absorbanceæbˈsɔr bəns, -ˈzɔr-

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  1. absorbance(Noun)

    A logarithmic measure of the amount of light that is absorbed when passing through a substance.


  1. Absorbance

    In spectroscopy, the absorbance of a material is a logarithmic ratio of the radiation falling upon a material, to the radiation transmitted through a material. Absorbance measurements are often carried out in analytical chemistry. In physics, the term spectral absorbance is used interchangeably with spectral absorptance or absorptivity. In this case it has a slightly different meaning: the fraction of radiation absorbed at a specific wavelengths.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of absorbance in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of absorbance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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