Definitions for "Absorption"
The act or process of absorbing or sucking in anything, or of being absorbed and made to disappear; as, the absorption of bodies in a whirlpool, the absorption of a smaller tribe into a larger.
An imbibing or reception by molecular or chemical action; as, the absorption of light, heat, electricity, etc.
In living organisms, the process by which the materials of growth and nutrition are absorbed and conveyed to the tissues and organs.
That part of attenuation in optical fibers that is caused by the transformation of optical energy into heat. Expressed in dB/km.
(1) The amount of moisture a given substance will assimilate and retain. An important property consideration in the selection of insulating materials. (2) Loss of power in an optical fiber, resulting from conversion of optical power into heat and caused principally by impurities, such as transition metals and hydroxyl ions, and also by exposure to nuclear radiation.
A physical mechanism in fibers that attenuates light by converting it into heat—thereby raising the fiber’s temperature. In practice the temperature increase is slight and difficult to measure. Absorption arises from tails of the ultraviolet and infrared absorption bands, from impurities such as the OH - ion, and from defects in the glass structure.
A term used by real estate lenders and developers to describe the process of renting up newly built or renovated office space or apartments. The term "absorption period" is often used to describe the period of time necessary for absorption.
The process by which a herbicide passes from one system into another, e.g., from the soil solution into a plant root cell or from the leaf surface into the leaf cells.
the process of sucking up; taking in and making part of an existing whole. Compare adsorption.
Percentage of moisture absorption by weight after immersion in water.
The relationship of the weight of the water absorbed be a ceramic specimen subjected to prescribed immersion procedure, to the weight of the dry specimen, expressed in percent.
Weight of water incorporated by a concrete paver unit during immersion under prescribed conditions, typically expressed as a percentage relating to the dry weight of the unit.
Abyssal Acacia Accessable Accessory fruit Achene Acid Acorn An acorn is a fruit with a bony pericarp, classified as a nut. It produces a cupule in which the fruit sits. Acorns are only the genus Quercus and Lithocarpus in the family Fagaceae, a dicot in the division Anthophyta. DIAGRAM: Acorn Seed Structure PHOTO
Keywords:  nadp, nadph
The weakening of radio wave strength by losses in various materials.
The increase in quantity (transfer) of one material into another or of material from one phase into another phase.
The penetration of ink into the surface of the paper stock by capillary attraction between the ink vehicle and paper fibres or coating.
The charges of one carrier are being assumed by another without increase to the shipper.
One carrier assumes the charges of another without any increase in charges to the shipper.
The assumption of switching or other charges of one carrier by another carrier without increasing the rate to the shipper or receiver of freight.
Entire engrossment or occupation of the mind; as, absorption in some employment.
A virtuous single-pointed mind of the form or formless realm. They are of two types: close preparations, which are uninterrupted paths, and actual absorptions, which are released paths. See Ocean of Nectar.
The rate at which land or buildings will be sold or leased in the marketplace during a predetermined period of time, usually a month or a year. Also called “Market Absorption.
The rate, expressed as a percentage, at which available space in the marketplace is leased during a predetermined period of time. Also referred to as " Market Absorption".
The net change in space available for lease between two dates, typically expressed as a percentage of the total square footage.
The dispersal of visible light as it interacts with matter, decreasing its transmission. The end result is a modification of the material's color.
The luminous flux is partly filtered. Not the whole spectrum of light will be reflected, but the part of the spectrum which is not included in the colour of the surface.
The conversion of visible light into a different form of energy as it interacts with matter, decreasing the amount of light transmitted or reflected. The result is a modification of the matters color.
Keywords:  occupied, msa, signifies, net, quarter
Net change in physically occupied space over a given period of time.
is the net change in occupied space from one period to the next, expressed in square feet.
(Change in Occupied Units) – The number of occupied units (or beds) in the MSA in the current quarter relative to the number of units (or beds) that were occupied in a previous period. A positive number signifies an increase and a negative number signifies a decrease in the number of units (or beds) that are occupied.
Transfer of a component from one phase to another (Gold, 1987). Movement of a pesticide from the environment (e.g. water, ingested food, leaf surface) across a biological membrane into an organism.
Retention of oil or fat by a food product which has been fried. A certain amount of fat is desirable to provide flavor, eating quality, etc. to the food. However, excessive absorption imparts an unpleasant greasiness, masks natural food flavor and is costly.
Keywords:  expressionism, abstract, art
Abstract Art Abstract Expressionism
the mental state of being preoccupied by something
The level of property units rented or sold after which price concessions must be made for market demand to continue at current levels. Used to determine the feasibility of new residential or commercial construction.
The process through which something – such as alcohol – is taken into the user's body. The speed of absorption of alcohol is one of the major factors that determine how high the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) rises after drinking. Absorption of alcohol is slowed down when there is food in the stomach.
The amount of space that is leased and taken off the market during a given time frame.
Refers to the process by which a drug is taken in the body, metabolized and targeted to its sites of action.
used interchangeably with Concentrative meditation - as distinct from Insight or Awareness meditation
a key predictive test for determining bioavailability
Removing a particular antibody or antigen from a sample (from serum, for example) by adding the corresponding antigen or antibody.
destruction of a photon by atomic electron excitation.
Keywords:  linearity
AC AC Linearity
Absorption Coefficient Alternating Current (AC)
Keywords:  contact, toxic, skin, swallowed, entry
Entry of toxic material into the body by contact with the skin.
How a chemical enters a person's blood after the chemical has been swallowed, has come into contact with the skin, or has been breathed in.
Investment and consumption purchases by households, businesses and governments both domestic and imported.
move-ins versus move-outs over a given period of time in a given market (absorption rate is absorption expressed as a percentage or ratio)
The filling of space, such as the rental of units or sale of a tract of land. The time or rate must be estimated and considered as part of the owner's (often a builders) cost.
Total demand for goods and services by all residents (consumers, producers, and government) of a country (as opposed to total demand for that country's output). The term was introduced as part of the Absorption Approach.
complete attention; intense mental effort
Acceptance by the carrier of a portion of a joint rate or charge which is less than the amount which it would receive for the service in the absence of such joint rate or charge.
Keywords:  drying, stage, ink, printed, first
The first stage of drying of an ink when printed.
Keywords:  volume, assigned, booked, higher, lower
Assignment of fixed costs to products as they are booked into product cost. The higher the volume, the lower the cost that must be assigned to each unit.
Keywords:  damage, reduced
Damage reduced by 3