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Attenuation vs. Absorption

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Attenuationnoun

A gradual diminishing of strength.

Absorptionnoun

The act or process of absorbing or of being absorbed as,

Attenuationnoun

(physics) A reduction in the level of some property with distance, especially the amplitude of a wave or the strength of a signal.

Absorptionnoun

(obsolete) engulfing; swallowing up, as of bodies or land.

Attenuationnoun

(biology) A weakening in the virulence of a pathogen or other microorganism.

Absorptionnoun

assimilate; incorporation.

‘the absorption of a smaller tribe into a larger’; ‘the absorption of bodies in a whirlpool’;

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Attenuationnoun

(botany) The tapering of a leaf etc to a fine point.

Absorptionnoun

the imbibing or reception by molecular or chemical action, of radiant energy; the process of being neutrons being absorbed by the nucleus; interception.

‘the absorption of light, heat, electricity, etc.’;

Attenuationnoun

(engineering) A fabrication process in which a material is stretched out into a thin shape.

Absorptionnoun

(physiology) in living organisms, the process by which the materials of growth and nutrition are absorbed and conveyed to the tissues and organs; taking in by various means, such as by osmosis.

Attenuationnoun

(homeopathy) The reduction of the active principles of medicines to minute doses.

Absorptionnoun

Entire engrossment or occupation of the mind.

‘absorption in some employment''’;

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Attenuationnoun

(brewing) The proportion of sugar that is converted to ethanol by a yeast.

Absorptionnoun

Mental assimilation.

Attenuationnoun

The act or process of making slender, or the state of being slender; emaciation.

Absorptionnoun

(electrical engineering) The retaining of electrical energy for a short time after it has been introduced to the dielectric.

Attenuationnoun

The act of attenuating; the act of making thin or less dense, or of rarefying, as fluids or gases.

Absorptionnoun

The act or process of absorbing or sucking in anything, or of being absorbed and made to disappear; as, the absorption of bodies in a whirlpool, the absorption of a smaller tribe into a larger.

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Attenuationnoun

The process of weakening in intensity; diminution of virulence; as, the attenuation of virus.

Absorptionnoun

An imbibing or reception by molecular or chemical action; as, the absorption of light, heat, electricity, etc.

Attenuationnoun

weakening in force or intensity;

‘attenuation in the volume of the sound’;

Absorptionnoun

In living organisms, the process by which the materials of growth and nutrition are absorbed and conveyed to the tissues and organs.

Attenuationnoun

the property of something that has been weakened or reduced in thickness or density

Absorptionnoun

Entire engrossment or occupation of the mind; as, absorption in some employment.

Attenuation

In physics, attenuation or, in some contexts, extinction is the gradual loss of flux intensity through a medium. For instance, dark glasses attenuate sunlight, lead attenuates X-rays, and water and air attenuate both light and sound at variable attenuation rates.

Absorptionnoun

(chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates another; a fluid permeates or is dissolved by a liquid or solid

Absorptionnoun

(physics) the process in which incident radiated energy is retained without reflection or transmission on passing through a medium;

‘the absorption of photons by atoms or molecules’;

Absorptionnoun

the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another

Absorptionnoun

the process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion

Absorptionnoun

complete attention; intense mental effort

Absorptionnoun

the mental state of being preoccupied by something

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