absorption rate

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absorption rate, initial rate of absorption

The weight of water absorbed when a brick is partially immersed for one minute; usually expressed in grams per minute or ounces per minute.
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On structural funds, Petrides said that Cyprus has one of the highest absorption rates, and noted that efforts must center on competitive programmes, which could yield a funding of up to 400 mln euros.
This absorption rate is down 5 points from both the second quarter of 2008 and the third quarter of 2007, said HUD.
However, the absorption rate is slow and unreliable.
Again, as households that previously would have selected apartment units are steered into a growing inventory of for-sale units, net absorption rates may well "statistically" underperform expectations.
The initial absorption rate and tissue distribution of mercury was similar in both exposed groups.
The system utilizes a state-of-the-art optical sensor and syringe pump system to quickly measure liquid absorption rate and capacity critical to product performance of paper towel products, sanitary products and super absorbers.
Water that is said to have a quicker absorption rate could become widely available in UK supermarkets.
Omnimark contends that due to its revolutionary design, the u Wave s microwave absorption rate is actually directed specifically to the sample and monitored during the test.
Most new sponsors dream of an initial absorption rate of six units per month or better.
has a specific absorption rate (SAR) rating, which measures how much microwave energy from the phone can penetrate the brain.
A cup of milk, for example, has an absorption rate of 32%, or an estimated 96.
Choy said the absorption rate - a gauge of demand - averaged 14.