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A measure of the degree to which a substance or object absorbs radiation incident on it, equal to the ratio of the absorbed to the incident flux.
1920s. From classical Latin absorpt-, past participial stem of absorbēre absorb + -ance, probably after reflectance.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.