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absorptance

noun ab·sorp·tance \əb-ˈsrp-tən(t)s, -ˈzrp-\

Definition of ABSORPTANCE

:  the ratio of the radiant energy absorbed by a body to that incident upon it

Origin of ABSORPTANCE

absorption + -ance
First Known Use: circa 1931

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