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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 , absorption coefficient , coefficient of absorption
(physics) the property of a body that determines the fraction of the incident radiation or sound flux absorbed or absorbable by the body absorption factor , absorptivity
conductor having low resistance in parallel with another device to divert a fraction of the current bypass , electrical shunt , shunt
fraction of radiant energy that is reflected from a surface coefficient of reflection , reflectance , reflection factor , reflectivity
fraction with fractions in the numerator or denominator complex fraction , compound fraction
fraction whose numerator is an integer and whose denominator is an integer plus a fraction whose numerator is an integer and whose denominator is an integer plus a fraction and so on continued fraction
dot at the left of a decimal fraction decimal point , percentage point
proper fraction whose denominator is a power of 10 decimal , decimal fraction
divisor of a fraction denominator
fraction, number below line in denominator , divisor
refund of some fraction of the amount paid discount , rebate
fraction, number above line in dividend , numerator
fraction, line in dividing line
monetary unit that is valued at a fraction (usually one hundredth) of the basic monetary unit fractional monetary unit , subunit
water pump that uses the kinetic energy of flowing water to force a small fraction of that water to a reservoir at a higher level hydraulic pump , hydraulic ram
fraction whose numerator is larger than the denominator improper fraction
dividend of a fraction numerator
resistors connected in series across a voltage source; used to obtain a desired fraction of the voltage potential divider , voltage divider
fraction with a numerator smaller than the denominator proper fraction
number that is integer or quotient of integers, whole number or fraction rational number
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