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absolute specific gravity

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 44 words.

The ratio of the weight of any volume of a substance to the weight of an equal volume of a

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absolute temperature

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 141 words.

A temperature T measured relative to absolute zero, the lowest temperature achievable at which molecular motion vanishes so that

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absolute viscosity

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 5 words.

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absorber

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 55 words.

1. An auxiliary vibratory system that favourably modifies the vibration characteristics of a main system.

2. Part of an absorption

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absorptance

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 54 words.

The fraction of radiant flux incident on a surface that is absorbed by the surface. The term also applies to

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absorption

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 21 words.

The process whereby a fluid permeates a porous solid, or a gas is dissolved by a liquid. See also adsorption

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absorption cycle

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 6 words.

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absorption dynamometer

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 26 words.

A dynamometer in which input work or power is dissipated by mechanical friction, electrical resistance, hydraulic resistance, etc. See

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absorption hygrometer

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 22 words.

An instrument that determines the content of water vapour in the atmosphere by it being absorbed into a hygroscopic medium.

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absorption refrigeration

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 10 words.

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