Definition of "transmittance" [trans•mit•tance]

  • A transmission. (noun)
  • Physics The ratio of the radiant energy transmitted to the total radiant energy incident on a given body. (noun)

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Use "transmittance" in a sentence
  • "The claims focus on the diameter and strength of the screen wires and as well as on the screen's "transmittance" and "reflectance" properties."
  • "You have to be waving that antenna and ready for a little transmittance."
  • "The light Thrama 80 lens is designed for 80 percent light transmittance, making it perfect for dark days or evenings, but not quite bright enough for a night-time mountain bike ride or twilight crit."