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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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Owing to the thin film section, even though of a high absorptivity, there will be less of the total incident energy absorbed in the film, leaving a higher radiant flux at the film-substrate boundary.
This constitutes another formulation of Stewart's law [10,16] which can also be expressed in terms of absorptivity
We analyzed the kinetic constant of the oil-absorbing resins by using between oil absorptivity and time relation curve.
The activity, expressed as kU/L, was based on the molar absorptivity (1310) of phenol at 270 nm, at pH 8.
b,0)] and the longwave absorptivity of surface ([Florin], n + 1), [[alpha].
D] are the areas of the free and dimeric carbonyl groups, respectively, and an [epsilon] absorptivity ratio equals to 1.
A solution of 4-nitrophenol in buffer was used to determine the molar absorptivity of the nitrophenol produced by the hydrolysis of paraoxon; the molar absorptivity at 405 nm (pH 8.
lambda]]([lambda]), respectively, the spectral hemispherical reflectivity, absorptivity and transmissivity, then the amount of radiation absorbed by the plastic is given by the following formula:
The concentration of holoTC in the stock solution was determined (a) from the absorbance at 362 nm, based on a molar absorptivity of 30 000 [cm.
However, it is sensitive to notched impact, and has poor dimensional stability and high water absorptivity.
The tests are designed so that it is primarily the differences between pairs of tests that are of interest: for example, the difference in prediction between two models that are identical apart from a change in the external surface absorptivity.

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