extinction coefficient

noun

Definition of extinction coefficient

: a measure of the rate of diminution of transmitted light via scattering and absorption for a medium

First Known Use of extinction coefficient

1902, in the meaning defined above

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“Extinction coefficient.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extinction%20coefficient. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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