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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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Glyphosate tolerance by Clitoria ternatea and Neonotonia wightii plants involves differential absorption and translocation of the herbicide.
The sigmoid curve for the THF absorption resembles the effect of pressure on the successive differential absorption that has been observed by several workers, and can be related to the state of internal stresses in the "unsolvated" regions ahead of the plasticized front [22, 29, 36].
The principal test instruments were Aerodyne's Tunable Infrared Laser Differential Absorption Spectrometer and its Aerosol Mass Spectrometer.
Dividing the real value of each channel of an experimental spectrum measured with the high incident energy by the corresponding channel in the graph of the correction factor provides a spectrum whose the shape is corrected for the differential absorption within the analyzed wavelength domain.

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