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blackbody

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noun black·body \ˈblak-ˈbä-dē\

Definition of blackbody

  1. :  an ideal body or surface that completely absorbs all radiant energy falling upon it with no reflection and that radiates at all frequencies with a spectral energy distribution dependent on its absolute temperature



1710

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1710


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