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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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The demand for UV absorbers in plastic application is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.
For absorbers, due to their complex structure and used materials with variable rheology, it was assumed, for simplicity reasons, that it is the volume between armour steel plates filled with elastomer with properties similar to hard polyurethane.
A paper describing the team's solar absorber was published in the journal Advanced Optical Materials this month.
The team's novel fabrication technique involves patterning a solar absorber with tiny holes with diameters less than 400 nanometers (roughly 200 times smaller than the width of a human hair) cut into the absorber at regular intervals.
It is being employed in monotube shock absorbers for SUVs.
The problem of other than throttle-valve performances implementation remains still unsolved for the known hydraulic shock absorbers (lever-vane in particular).
Both Rantec and Ray Proof were EMC chamber pioneers, Rantec having built several military chambers in the 1970s and Ray Proof having developed better absorbers for use in the earliest successful 10-meter chambers.
3 Antioxidant and UV AbsorbersThe antioxidants(gallic acid, vitamin C and cafeic acid) and the UV absorbers (2-hydroxybenzophenone and phenylsalicylate) were used fortreating the cotton before exposure to light.
The special feature of this new absorber is that it is activated when the packaged meat begins releasing juices on about the third day.
Microwave absorbers are used to reduce radar cross-section and in microwave circuits to reduce electromagnetic interference.
Dallenbach layers [5] and Salisbury screens [6] represent two of the oldest and simplest types of absorbers.
Compared with conventional absorbers [2-4], this kind of MMAs exhibits some unprecedented advantages including the ultra-thin thickness, lossless surface, simple as well as light configuration and easily-extendable absorbing frequencies [5-10].