ab·​sorp·​tance əb-ˈsȯrp-tən(t)s How to pronounce absorptance (audio)
: the ratio of the radiant energy absorbed by a body to that incident upon it

Word History


absorpt- (as in absorptive) + -ance

First Known Use

circa 1931, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of absorptance was circa 1931

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“Absorptance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/absorptance. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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