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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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Phosphorescent atoms absorb and emit energy like fluorescent atoms.
Demonstrating improved sensitivity in recent experiments, the biochip could also identify specific molecules dissolved in water (which tends to absorb terahertz radiation strongly and obscure the signals from other molecules) for potential applications such as DNA identification in saliva.
The discovery of the new metal-eating plant -- one of only 450 species out of 300,000 known vascular plants that can absorb significant amounts of metal -- was detailed this week in Pensoft Publishers' open access journal PhytoKeys.
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While the skin absorbs a very small percentage of the aluminum in antiperspirants, studies show, natural health advocates raise questions about the effects of constant exposure.
The five-storied pagoda on the grounds of the Horyuji Temple in Nara, believed to be the oldest wooden building in the world, built in the sixth century, is designed to absorb shocks, with the central pillar swinging like a long pendulum, explains Banta.
After a carnivorous plant has captured its prey, it dissolves the meal to absorb nutrients.
The absorbing layer of foam absorbs the acoustic energy, and the barrier layer prevents any remaining noise from passing through the sheet metal cover.
Gas emitted into the atmosphere carries a distinct signature of molecules, which absorbs a specific set of light wavelengths and no others, vibrating like the plucked strings of a guitar to a unique sound and tune.
Reporting in the February Nature Materials, Ted Sargent of the University of Toronto and his colleagues describe a new polymer material that absorbs infrared thanks to semiconducting nanoparticles called quantum dots (SN: 2/15/03,p.
Secondly, not every new office job absorbs space at the same ratio.
An alternative is lightly fragranced body talc that also absorbs perspiration and helps to prevent heat rash.