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## Absorption

1. The total demand for all goods and services in an economy. One calculates the absorption by adding the value of all goods and services produced and consumed locally to that of all imports.

2. A French term for acquisition.

## absorption

the sharing of indirect costs or OVERHEADS to units of product by means of COST RATES. Provided that actual overheads do not exceed BUDGET and that actual output is the same as budgeted output, then the overhead cost rate should allow total product cost to be determined, and a selling price set which will recover the overhead costs involved in producing and selling the product. See STANDARD COST, OVERHEAD COST VARIANCE.
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this part is expressed by solar radiation absorption coefficient of indoor surfaces.
The impedance and absorption coefficient can be derived as well.
7 represents the plot of absorption coefficient ([alpha]) against incident photon energy for PbS films deposited with cadmium ions.
opt] are functions of the electrode material properties, including the light absorption coefficient [alpha], electron diffusion coefficient D, and electron lifetime [tau].
Since the absorption coefficient of particles is higher than absorption coefficient of gasses, the radiation should be taken into account in combustion of particles.
His topics include the growth of semiconductor thin films, potential barrier with a finite height, density of states, the optical absorption coefficient of the interband transition in quantum wells, the Boltzmann transport equation, hetero-junction field effect transistors, and light-emitting diodes.
3) using the transfer function method (ISO 10534-2), from where the specific acoustic impedance ratio and absorption coefficient was calculated.
2] treatment at room temperature (25[degrees]C) on the microstructure and the optical properties, such as film thickness, refractive index, absorption coefficient, and optical band gap, which were calculated from the transmission spectra between 300 and 2500 nm recorded by Lambda 900 spectrophotometer.

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