absorption: In the transmission of electrical, electromagnetic, or acoustic signals, the conversion of the transmitted energy into another form, usually thermal. (188) [After 2196] Note 1: Absorption is one cause of signal attenuation. Note 2: The conversion takes place as a result of interaction between the incident energy and the material medium, at the molecular or atomic level.

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