(redirected from absorbent)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


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.


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.
References in periodicals archive ?
9,757,285 Absorbent Article Including a Buffer Composition: Joseph Greco, Morristown, NJ; David Gubernick, Cherry Hill, NJ; and Claudia Massiel Montoya, Princeton, NJ.
Where absorbent products do need to be used, it's important that the right one be used.
China's Ultraviolet Absorbent Production, Capacity and Demand
Absorbent Article Having a Fastening System: David John Enz, Neenah, WI; Sara Jane Wille Stabelfeldt, Appleton, WI; Robert Lee Popp, Greenville, WI; David Fleger Bishop, Appleton, WI; and Wendy Lynn Vandyke, Appleton, WI.
Also, since the pant-pad system keeps the absorbent material securely in place, it is especially useful for residents who tend to wear loose fitting clothing that might otherwise fail to support a pad alone.
Super Absorbent Company (SAC), with more than 20 years of production experience, is the nation's oldest and leading manufacturer of biodegradable, non-toxic and environmentally safe starch-based superabsorbents.
After working closely with the experts at the company for the past three years, Sinkinson has also developed a deep appreciation for the wide range of potential applications for the Super Absorbent Company (SAC) product line.
With iRenaissance as its operational system of record, International Absorbents will benefit from the ability to generate comprehensive records of all processes and movements within its supply chain, a key element in the company's quality control measurements and compliance with industry regulations, such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Sarbanes-Oxley.
An absorbent article comprising: a longitudinal direction and a transverse direction being orthogonal to the longitudinal direction, an absorbent panel having a body-contact surface for facing a body of the pet animal, a non-body-contact surface opposite to the body-contact surface, a ventral region, a dorsal region and an intermediate region extending between the ventral region and the dorsal region wherein the absorbent panel includes a liquid-permeable interior sheet, a liquid-impermeable exterior sheet and an absorbent core interleaved between the interior and exterior sheets, and a ventral side elastic element extending in the transverse direction in the ventral region.
ARS), further strengthening the Company's leadership position in the recycling and industrial absorbents industry.
The new system will be used to manufacture a family of cellulose absorbent products from paper mill waste that will be used in the industrial and environmental market place.