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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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According to the promoters, one of the major highlights of Fat Absorb is its all-natural content without any concoction of chemicals or stimulants.
Scientists have also discovered that some insects help carnivorous plants better absorb nutrients.
Because the polymers in plastic solar cells currently under development absorb only visible light, they convert about 6 percent of the sun's energy into electrical power.
To keep her cool when the weather's hot, Goodwin wears short-sleeved suits and A-line dresses in light-reflecting colors and natural fibers, such as silk and cotton because they absorb perspiration.
Karuv explains: "The atoms in the chemicals absorb the high-energy UVwaves from the black lights.
Several years ago, Turner and his colleagues created such a layered device by placing gallium indium phosphide, which absorbs ultraviolet and visible light, on top of gallium arsenide, which absorbs infrared lights (SN: 4/18/98, p.
Cyan, for example, absorbs red wavelengths, but reflects blue and green ones.
The team's study is the first to look at the effect that a change in precipitation over an ocean would have on the rate at which the water absorbs carbon dioxide, says Rik Wanninkhof, an oceanographer at the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory in Miami.
Golfers testing the Sting Free Miracle Grip(TM) verify that it absorbs most of the sting and vibration when the club hits the ball.
Each time the planet makes such a transit, some of the starlight must pass through the planet's atmosphere, which absorbs specific wavelengths of light according to the atmosphere's contents.
Survey respondents said that a calcium supplement that is free of heavy metals (78 percent of all adults), absorbs into the body better than other calcium sources (77 percent), is made from a natural source (73 percent), and is environmentally friendly (made from a renewable source) (63 percent), were very/extremely appealing features in a new calcium supplement.