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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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Padilla, "Perfect metamaterial absorber," Physical Review Letters, Vol.
A metamaterial absorber for the terahertz regime: Design, fabrication and characterization," Optics Express, Vol.
This can be explained easily in the case of the thin capacitive loaded RAM absorber using transmission line concepts as shown in Fig.
The characteristic of this absorption can be understood from Figure 5, which shows the simulated distribution of the average power loss densities in the absorber unit cell at the peak absorption frequency of 9.
Presence of the UV absorber in white fabric specimens has had no adverse effect on their whiteness values; in fact, a slight increase in whiteness degrees of bleached fabrics has been detected.
The UV absorber will absorb UV light (300-410 nm) in the film preventing free radical formation.
The reflection factor R is a function of the angle of sound incidence, the frequency, the material and the geometry of the absorber.
When the incident light deflection angle is more than 10[degrees], the number of light received by absorber I decreased slightly; and the number of light received by absorber II increased slightly, along with the increase of the incident light deflection angle.
There are also the absorber AB-2 and three scrubbers- however, they have very different constructions for stages as contact elements and are not discussed in this paper.
5 kg TNT blowing charge under the tested system with energy absorber, located 450 mm above the charge.
Using advanced microscopy tools to investigate the preliminary solar absorber design, the research team made an intriguing discovery about the nanocomposite absorber's surface, he stated.
Potential licensees in the shock absorber accessories industry are currently being targeted as candidates to eventually commercialize the Shock Latch on a worldwide basis.