the property of a body that determines the fraction of incident radiation or by the body.
(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 boundaries of the layer have no influence
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 […]
to flee; abscond: The old prospector absquatulated with our picks and shovel. verb (intransitive) to leave; decamp noun the action of going away suddenly and squatting somewhere; making off, decamping Examples If the actress does not make an appearance soon, her fans will imagine a total absquatulation. Word Origin an Americanism simulating a Latin formulation […]
to hold oneself back voluntarily, especially from something regarded as improper or unhealthy (usually followed by from): to abstain from eating meat. to refrain from casting one’s vote: a referendum in which two delegates abstained. Contemporary Examples She and her husband had agreed to abstain from sex with each other until they were married. Is […]