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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
(biology) growth in the thickness of a cell wall by the deposit of successive layers of material apposition
property of something that has been weakened or reduced in thickness or density attenuation
single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance bed , layer
instrument to measure diameter, thickness calipers
thickness of a substance consistency
property of having the thickness of heavy cream creaminess , soupiness
knit fabric similar to jersey that is made with two sets of needles producing a double thickness joined by interlocking stitches double knit
jacket having overlapping fronts that give a double thickness of cloth double-breasted jacket
diffraction grating consisting of a pile of plates of equal thickness arranged stepwise with a constant offset echelon
time along with length, width, thickness fourth dimension
measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc. gage , gauge
thickness of wire gauge
one thickness of material layer
thin structure composed of a single thickness of cells layer
single thickness, as a thin sheet leaf
length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point line
unit of length equal to one thousandth of an inch; used to specify thickness (e.g., of sheets or wire) mil
abnormal thickness of the lips pachycheilia
metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners) plate , scale , shell
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