absorption factor

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absorptance or absorption factor (əbˈsɔːptəns, -ˈzɔːp-)
 
n
physics reflectance Compare transmittance α a measure of the ability of an object to absorb radiation, equal to the ratio of the absorbed radiant flux to the incident flux. For a layer of material the ratio of the flux absorbed between the entry and exit surfaces of the layer to the flux leaving the entry surface is the internal absorptance
 
[C20: absorption + -ance]
 
absorption factor or absorption factor
 
n
 
[C20: absorption + -ance]

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