Meaning of ABSORPTION in English
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.
Telecommunication standard terms English vocab. Английский словарь стандартных телекоммуникационных терминов. 2012