absorptive absorptive

Definition(s):

  • (adj) having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.)

Usage(s):

  1. The expansionist logic of airlines and airports assumes that the air around and above us has an infinitely absorptive capacity and can tolerate any pollution.
  2. Chief reason for the company's success is its product, specially created for softness and absorptive qualities.
  3. A columnist must be receptive and selective, absorptive and digestive, and have the trick of verbal catharsis.

News

  • Microwave Precision Fixed Attenuator has DC to 20 GHz bandwidth.

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    on July 22, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

Quotes

  1. "Zakaria argues that it is this non-doctrinaire character that gives Hinduism its absorptive and assimilative power. I hold that it is this Hindu ethos that accounts for the success of both democracy as well as secularism in India," Advani said.
    on Apr 11, 2010 By: LK Advani Source: Daily News & Analysis

  2. Recto explained that the idea of a performance-based budgeting policy was "those who perform well-such as departments that were able to implement projects based on the 2008 funding-will naturally get more resources and those who have the absorptive...
    on Jul 29, 2008 By: Ralph Recto Source: Inquirer.net

  3. "Financial aid did not bear fruit to the extent expected because it was at times ill-targeted and did not take into account the deficiencies in local absorptive capacity," Mr. Annan says.
    on Apr 20, 2004 By: Kofi Annan Source: UN News Centre

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