absorption line

noun

Definition of absorption line 

: a dark line in an absorption spectrum

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The precise shape of the absorption line also matches that seen in hydrogen, as the researchers report today in Nature. Adrian Cho, Science | AAAS, "Atoms and antiatoms haven’t crashed Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity—yet," 4 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of absorption line

1861, in the meaning defined above

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