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1. To trade a security without driving the market price in any direction. That is, a security is said to absorb transactions when they do not cause the price to go up or down.

2. To refrain from passing on a cost to customers. For example, a business absorbs a cost when it must pay an additional $1 per unit in taxes but does not raise a unit's retail price by any amount.


To offset sell orders or a new security offering with buy orders.
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The absorbing layer of foam absorbs the acoustic energy, and the barrier layer prevents any remaining noise from passing through the sheet metal cover.
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While smog may absorb UV rays, Luftman said the overall unhealthful qualities of smog outweigh any potential benefits of its absorbing particles.
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Sunscreens prevent UV light form reaching the skin in one of two ways--by absorbing it or by scattering it.
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An impact absorbing composite has been granted a patent.
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Green laser light at 570 nanometers created the transparency, preventing the vapor from absorbing ultraviolet light at 337 nanometers.
We have made great progress since we first announced CO2 absorbing ceramics in 1998 by developing a more effective, low cost, CO2 absorber that functions at room temperature," said Dr.
Instead they make their presence known by absorbing specific wavelengths as quasar light passes through on its way to Earth.