absorption spectroscopy

noun

Definition of absorption spectroscopy

: atomic absorption spectroscopy One of the most fruitful techniques that has been used to study the chemistry of the simple inorganic species has been optical absorption spectroscopy.— Gordon L. Hug, Optical Spectra of Nonmetallic Inorganic Transient Species in Aqueous Solution, May 1981

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1876, in the meaning defined above

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“Absorption spectroscopy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/absorption%20spectroscopy. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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