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Definition of the adjective absorptive

What does absorptive mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.)

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Google previewThe American Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Ophthalmology (1921)

by Casey Albert Wood

studied the absorptive properties of blue uviol, yellowish and smokygray glasses. The last named worker produced by a secret process the so called Hallauerglas. Following a like study Fieuzal (Bull. de la clin. nat. oph. No.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Operations Management (2012)

A Field Manual and Glossary of Operations Management Terms and Concepts by Arthur V. Hill

absorption costing – absorptive capacity In contrast, C-items are not as important from an investment point of view and therefore should be ordered and counted less frequently. Some firms classify obsolete or non-moving items as D-items.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (2009)

With 213 Tables by Florian Lang

Diarrhea 529 although the absorptive mechanisms are working properly. The rectum then is overspilled by solutes and an osmotically equivalent amount of water. Typical reasons are hyperthyreosis or abuse of laxatives. Secretory diarrhea is ...


by MarcAnthony Mantis Kozuh

PASSIVE ABSORBTION This is when sound passes through an acoustically absorptive material like acoustic mineral wool insulation or acoustic foam, the sound waves are forced to change directions many times and travel great distances ...

Google previewDictionary of Economics (2006)

by S.N. Chand

ABSORPTIVE CAPACITY situation rarely arises in real life. It is also known as pure monopoly or perfect monopoly. The central idea is that the demand curve has been perfectly inelastic. ABSORPTIVE CAPACITY The absorptive capacity in a ...

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Scrabble value of A1B3S1O1R1P3T1I1V4E1

The value of this 10-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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