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Glossary is usually defined as an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge. This knowledge base glossary provides a collection of knowledge base documents that define many technical terms. These terms are arranged alphabetically, but you can quickly jump to a specific term by selecting its first letter from the index of the knowledge base glossary below.
 
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7 Glossary Terms Found
Absorption (A)
One type of optical constant that describes the ability of a material to absorb light. The conversion of light or other electromagnetic radiation into heat energy. This light energy cannot be reflected back to an observer. The selective absorption of light is responsible for our perception of color. It is calculated during colorant set calibration, and is based on transmittance measurements.

Absorption coefficient (K)
An optical constant that quantifies the ability of a colorant to absorb light. Based on reflectance data for a sample, it is one of the values calculated during colorant set calibration, using the Kubelka-Munk equation. It is part of the data used to calculate color matches and corrections.

Acceptability
A subjective evaluation to determine whether a detectable color difference can be tolerated. Color differences may be measurable and perceptible, and still be tolerated.

Additive
One of six ingredient types used by the pigment formulation program. It identifies a collection of ingredients sometimes worked with as a group, usually for purposes of formula scaling. An additive cannot be a colorant and does not have a strength factor. It can only exist as a component ingredient. Use additive for the ingredient type when the material does not fit any other category.

Affinity
The affinity group is an optional field in textile formulation software that is used to group qualities with the same dyeing properties.

Appearance properties
Appearance properties are attributes of a sample, other than color, that can affect both the instrumental measurement and the visual assessment of a colored sample. These properties include gloss, film thickness, opacity, and surface characteristics such as haze, roughness, etc.

Auxiliary
Chemicals to be used for dyeing, finishing, etc. In pigment formulation, it is one of six ingredient types used by the program. It identifies a collection of ingredients sometimes worked with as a group, usually for purposes of formula scaling. An auxiliary cannot be a colorant and does not have a strength factor. It can only exist as a component ingredient. Use auxiliary for the ingredient type when the material does not fit any other category.

 
     

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