absorptance

noun
ab·​sorp·​tance | \ əb-ˈsȯrp-tən(t)s How to pronounce absorptance (audio) , -ˈzȯrp- \

Definition of absorptance

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

First Known Use of absorptance

circa 1931, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for absorptance

absorpt- (as in absorptive) + -ance

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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 Oct. 2020.

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