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absorber (s) (noun), absorbers (pl)
1. A material or device that collects solar radiation: The factory in Julie's town manufactured absorbers for use in the solar energy sector.
2. The material that readily gathers photons to generate charge carriers (free electrons or holes): The instructor tried to explain the different materials that could be used as absorbers.
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absorber plate (s) (noun)
1. A metal sheet in a flat plate solar collector whose primary function is to maximize the transfer of solar radiation reaching it through the glazing to the heat transfer fluid.
2. A flat surface, usually black and sometimes incorporating the use of mirrors or transparent covers, used to collect solar energy.
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telescopic shock absorber (s) (noun), telescopic shock absorbers (pl)
A tubular spring damper operated by rod and piston which is considered to be the most common type of shock absorber: The mechanic installed new telescopic shock absorbers on his pickup truck.
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absorber
In a photovoltaic device, the material that readily absorbs photons to generate charge carriers (free electrons or holes).
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shock absorber
A piston that moves in a cylinder filled with oil or gas which can absorb the bumps in a road.

Shock absorbers are part of a car's suspension system.

This entry is located in the following unit: Automobile or Related Car Terms (page 5)