extinction coefficient


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

Word History

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of extinction coefficient was in 1902

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“Extinction coefficient.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extinction%20coefficient. Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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