a device for measuring the torque or power of an engine in a process in which the energy supplied to the device by the engine is absorbed.
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- absorption band,
- absorption chromatography,
- absorption coefficient,
- absorption costing,
- absorption edge,
- absorption hygrometer,
- absorption spectrum,
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