The component of a solar thermal collector that absorbs solar radiation and converts it to heat, or, as in a solar photovoltaic device, the material that readily absorbs photons to generate charge carriers (free electrons or holes).

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The passing of a substance or force into the body of another substance.

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The process in which incident radiation is retained by a substance. A further process always results from absorption.

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One carrier assumes the charges of another without any increase in charges to the shipper.

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A type of air cooling device that uses absorption cooling to cool interior spaces.

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In reference to a solar energy conversion devices, the degree to which a substance will absorb solar energy. In a solar photovoltaic device, the factor by which photons are absorbed as they travel a unit distance through a material.

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A process in which cooling of an interior space is accomplished by the evaporation of a volatile fluid, which is then absorbed in a strong solution, then desorbed under pressure by a heat source, and then recondensed at a temperature high enough that the ...

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A type of hygrometer which measures the water vapor content of the atmosphere by means of the absorption of vapor by a hygroscopic chemical.

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A system in which a secondary fluid absorbs the refrigerant, releasing heat, then releases the refrigerant and reabsorbs the heat. Ammonia or water is used as the vapor in commercial absorption cycle systems, and water or lithium bromide is the absorber.

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In a solar thermal system, the ratio of solar energy striking the absorber that is absorbed by the absorber to that of solar energy striking a black body (perfect absorber) at the same temperature. The absorptivity of a material is numerically equal to it ...

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ABT

About

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That part of the ocean lying below 300 fathoms from the surface.

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Cabins, offices (for carrying out ship's business), 4 hospitals, mess rooms, recreation rooms (such as lounges, smoke rooms, cinemas, libraries and hobbies and games rooms) and open recreation areas to be used by seafarers.

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ACC

Automatic Control system Certified.

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Refers to the commitment by an Importer, evidenced by their accepting a Bill of Exchange drawn on them by an Exporter, to pay for goods at a fixed date in the future.

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The writing of the word 'accepted' on the face of a bill of exchange by the drawee together with.

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A time draft (or bill of exchange) that the drawee (payer) has accepted and is unconditionally obligated to pay at maturity.- Broadly speaking, any agreement to purchase goods under specified terms.

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A Letter of Credit which includes a term bill of exchange in its required documentation. The bill will be accepted by the bank on which it is drawn, usually the issuing or advising bank, and the proceeds paid to the beneficiary at maturity.

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An organisation, usually a merchant bank, which accepts or guarantees bills of.

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A former credit card system which was sold to Mastercard and.

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