Abs: Abbreviation for abdominal muscles. A set of eight small muscles located below the chest. These eight muscles help people to bend forward and twist side to side. This set of muscles also ass . . . View Full Definition
Absinthe: Absinthe reached its peak of popularity and notoriety around the end of the nineteenth century and is now illegal not only in the United States but in Switzerland, the place of its origin. A . . . View Full Definition
Absorption Spectrum: A plot that shows how much radiation a substance absorbs at different wavelengths. Absorption spectra are unique for each element and compound and they are often used as chemical 'fingerprin . . . View Full Definition
Absorption Spectroscopy: A technique for determining the concentration and structure of a substance by measuring the amound of electromagnetic radiation the sample absorbs at various wavelengths.
Abstract: Subjective, non-realistic image. An abstraction photograph generally contains a design of patterns or shapes where the identity of a subject is not evident.
Absorptivity: (a) extinction coefficient; absorption cross section; decadic absorptivity. Compare with molar absorptivity and absorbance. The absorbance of a solution per unit of path length and per unit . . . View Full Definition
Abstracter: The person preparing the abstract of title. The abstracter searches the title as recorded or registered with the county recorder, county registrar, circuit court and/or other official source . . . View Full Definition
Pooched Abs: Abdominal muscles that are pushed out. Weak abs tend to pooch, which can strain the lower back.
Abstract Of Title: A full summary of all consecutive grants, conveyances, wills, records and judicial proceedings affecting title to a specific parcel of real estate, together with a statement of all recorded . . . View Full Definition
Specific Absorption Rate (SAR): A measure of the rate at which RF energy is absorbed by the body.