- In reference to a solar energy conversion devices, the degree to which a substance will absorb solar energy. In a solar photovoltaic device, the factor by which photons are absorbed as they travel a unit distance through a material.
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absorption coefficient — n the fraction of incident radiant energy which is absorbed per unit thickness, per unit mass, or per atom of an absorber called also coefficient of absorption * * * 1. absorptivity. 2. see linear absorption c. 3. see mass absorption c … Medical dictionary
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absorption coefficient — Physics, Optics. a measure of the rate of decrease in the intensity of electromagnetic radiation, as light, as it passes through a given substance. [1895 1900] * * * … Universalium
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