the spectrum formed by electromagnetic radiation that has passed through a medium in which radiation of certain frequencies is absorbed.
The liquid is without colour, and gives no absorption spectrum.
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This colour possesses an absorption spectrum (figured at p. 55).
Poisons: Their Effects and Detection Alexander Wynter Blyth
It is conspicuous by its absorption spectrum in many of the white stars.
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the characteristic pattern of dark lines or bands that occurs when electromagnetic radiation is passed through an absorbing medium into a spectroscope. An equivalent pattern occurs as coloured lines or bands in the emission spectrum of that medium
absorption spectrum n.
The electromagnetic spectrum, broken by a specific pattern of dark lines or bands, observed when radiation traverses a particular absorbing medium.
The range of frequencies of electromagnetic radiation readily absorbed by a substance by virtue of its chemical composition. See more at atomic spectrum.
able or tending to ; . Historical Examples Their clay seemed like some other kinds, which have their absorptive powers strengthened by the more they take up. The Red Acorn John McElroy Why does under-draining increase the absorptive power of the soil? The Elements of Agriculture George E. Waring Considering epithelium from the point of […]
the property of a body that determines the fraction of incident radiation or by the body. noun (physics) a measure of the ability of a material to absorb radiation, equal to the internal absorptance of a homogeneous layer of the material under conditions in which the path of the radiation has unit length and the […]
absotively modifier Absolutely: I absotively posilutely want to watch the basketball games
to flee; abscond: The old prospector absquatulated with our picks and shovel. Historical Examples To “vamose the ranch” means to clear out, to depart, to cut stick, to absquatulate. Across America James F. Rusling Then when some one laughed she added, “You say ‘absquatulate’ over here, don’t you?” In the High Valley Susan Coolidge Prudence […]