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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.
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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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The spectra of toluene and toluene saturated with nanoparticles do not show any spectral absorption in the region of the 2-pyrrolidone carbonyl absorption.
The higher concentrations of the non-interacting 2-pyrrolidone could cover up the carbonyl absorption of any 2-pyrrolidone-nanoparticle complex and interfere with its observation.
Concentration studies were carried out to find an optimum concentration level of 2-pyrrolidone to generate a 2-pyrrolidone-nanoparticle complex and also allow the observation of the carbonyl absorption of the complex.
Thus the same current may flow as at a lower cure state and the same quantity of linkages may be cleaved, but crack formation and electrolyte absorption actually decrease.
For the more tightly cured compounds, the higher concentration of nearby uncleaved bonds maintains the network and so reduces cracking and fluid absorption.
As shown in figure 4, the lowest coolant fluid absorption is associated with the non-crosslinked EPM compound.
In this model, periodic monodisperse SNPs and silver nanochains (SNCs) composed of adjacent nanoparticles, used as light absorption enhancement structures, are placed in the interface between conductive polymer layer and active layer.
In this work, the light absorption structures include two types: periodic monodisperse SNPs (Figure 1(a)) and periodic SNCs (Figure 1(b)).
In this simulation, the calculation of light absorption is carried out by 2D finite element method (FEM).
On the Absorption Spectrum of Noble Gases at the Arc Spectrum Limit
In a recent work ([1]) BEUTLER investigated absorption spectra of noble gases, obtaining the following results.
If we performed this calculation starting with zeroth-order eigenfunctions, corresponding to single electronic configurations, we would find that absorption is due to superposition of a continuum of almost constant intensity with lines belonging to series that converge to the [.sup.2][P.sub.1/2.sup.o] limit.