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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">A spectral measure of the total [[absorption]] of [[radiant energy]] by an [[absorption  line]] or [[absorption band]].</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">It is the [[bandwidth]] of a hypothetical perfect absorber that would absorb the same amount of  [[energy]] as the absorption line or absorption band.</div><br/> </div>
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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">A spectral measure of the total [[absorption]] of [[radiant energy]] by an [[absorption line|absorption  line]] or [[absorption band]].</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">It is the [[bandwidth]] of a hypothetical perfect absorber that would absorb the same amount of  [[energy]] as the absorption line or absorption band.</div><br/> </div>
 
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Latest revision as of 15:55, 25 April 2012



equivalent width

A spectral measure of the total absorption of radiant energy by an absorption line or absorption band.

It is the bandwidth of a hypothetical perfect absorber that would absorb the same amount of energy as the absorption line or absorption band.