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Absorption

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.

absorption

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 truth being that when Planck placed two materials together, the bounding element, da, must be characterized on one side by the reflectivity and aborptivity of the first material and on the other side, by the reflectivity and absorptivity of the second material.
where [alpha] is the absorptivity, R is the reflectance, and t is the transmittance of the surface.
The values for the attenuation coefficient and absorptivity are shown in Tables 1-3 and the graphs are shown in Figs.
UV-vis absorption maxima and absorptivity (in parentheses) (a)) and (29) Si NMR chemical shifts for unsaturated silicon nuclei of tetrasilyldimetallenes Compound [[lambda].
Absorbance scans for dilutions of each new bilirubin stock in 10 mmol/L NaOH revealed an absorbance peak at 440 nm and a mean absorptivity of 54 958 mol/[L.
Kirchoff's Law is valid so that the emissivity [epsilon] and absorptivity ct of the surface are the same.
Although the menu items were descriptive, the actual data for each element (mass, R-values, surface absorptivity, etc.
Usually, the MRT is measured with a globe thermometer, that is dry bulb thermometer inserted in matte-black copper sphere with 150 mm diameter and absorptivity that is close to the skin absorptivity (ISO 7726, 1998).
At the optimum experimental conditions of the reaction of the reagent HOTT with mercury (II) in the aqueous solution of pH 4-6, the effective molar absorptivity ([epsilon]) calculated from Beer's-Lambert plot and the Sandell's sensitivity index [22] of the mercury (II)-complex with and without the use of [beta]-correction spectrophotometry were found to be 4.
In the nearIR, for example, molar absorptivity is quite low compared to higher IR wavelengths.