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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, which is expressed as the negative common logarithm of the transmittance, or the 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)