transmission density

noun

physics a measure of the extent to which a substance transmits light or other electromagnetic radiation, equal to the logarithm to base ten of the reciprocal of the transmittanceSymbol: τ Former name: optical density

Nearby words

  1. transmisogyny,
  2. transmissible,
  3. transmissible encephalopathy,
  4. transmissible spongiform encephalopathy,
  5. transmission,
  6. transmission line,
  7. transmissive,
  8. transmissively,
  9. transmissivity,
  10. transmissometer

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