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absorbance (s) (noun), absorbances (pl)
1. The ability of a material or tissue to take in or to collect radiation which depends on temperature and wavelength; expressed as the negative common logarithm of the transmittance (ratio of transmitted energy to incident energy): The new equipment in the laboratory was able to effectively measure the absorbance of Grace's diseased tissue.
2. A measure of the extent to which a substance transmits light or other electromagnetic radiations: Absorbance varies with factors: such as, wavelength, solution concentration, and path length.
This entry is located in the following units: a-, ab-, abs- (page 10) -ance, -ancy (page 1) sorb-, sorpt- + (page 1)