absorption coefficient

noun

Medical Definition of absorption coefficient

: the fraction of incident radiant energy which is absorbed per unit thickness, per unit mass, or per atom of an absorber

called also coefficient of absorption

Learn More about absorption coefficient

Cite this Entry

“Absorption coefficient.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/absorption%20coefficient. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

Comments on absorption coefficient

What made you want to look up absorption coefficient? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

A Thanksgiving Word Quiz

  • a traditional thanksgiving dinner
  • November comes from a word for which of the following numbers?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!