absorption rate

Definitions (2)

1. The weight of water absorbed by a brick or concrete masonry unit that is partially immersed in water for one minute, expressed in grams or ounces per minute.

2. The annual rate at which new housing or leasable space is being sold or leased. The absorption rate of a prior year often is used to predict the needs for next year. (A gross absorption rate measures the consumption of new housing/space only.)


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