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ultraviolet

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adjective ul·tra·vi·o·let \ˌəl-trə-ˈvī-(ə-)lət\

Simple Definition of ultraviolet

  • —used to describe rays of light that cannot be seen and that are slightly shorter than the rays of violet light

Full Definition of ultraviolet

  1. 1 :  situated beyond the visible spectrum at its violet end —used of radiation having a wavelength shorter than wavelengths of visible light and longer than those of X-rays

  2. 2 :  relating to, producing, or employing ultraviolet radiation

ultraviolet noun

1840

First Known Use of ultraviolet

1840

Rhymes with ultraviolet


ULTRAVIOLET Defined for Kids

ultraviolet

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adjective ul·tra·vi·o·let \ˌəl-trə-ˈvī-ə-lət\

Definition of ultraviolet

  1. :  relating to, producing, or being energy that is like light but has a slightly shorter wavelength and lies beyond the violet end of the spectrum




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