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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 simulation results for the DOM and the P1 models are similar for both TCI approaches whereas the OPT model leads to a higher cooling effect--because of the absence of radiation absorption.
Narayana, "Influence of Variable Permeability and radiation absorption on heat and mass transfer in MHD micropolar flow over a vertical moving porous plate,," ISRN Thermodynamics, vol.
At the latitude of the Arctic Circle, such a transition could boost average radiation absorption by 20 watts per square meter.
As described in Eq 1, the extent of the radiation heating depends on the radiation absorption coefficient that is a function of the material components and radiation wavelength.
This standard, set in conjunction with the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation, is a measure of radiation absorption measured in W/kg body weight.
Nokia, the world's largest cellphone maker, second-placed Motorola and the fourth largest, Ericsson, have agreed with the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation on a way to measure radiation absorption on phones.
p] the specific heat capacity, Q the efficiency of radiation absorption, [a.