[ ab-sawrp-tiv-i-tee, -zawrp- ]
/ ˈæb sɔrpˈtɪv ɪ ti, -zɔrp- /
DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?
"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
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Words nearby absorptivity
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British Dictionary definitions for absorptivity
/ (ˌæbsɔːpˈtɪvɪtɪ, -zɔːp-) /
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
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