blackbody radiation

noun

Definition of blackbody radiation

  1. :  the characteristic thermal radiation emitted by a blackbody when heated Instead, one gets a sort of averaged-out behavior called “blackbody radiation,” which has not much to do with the details of what a hot object is made of. The only relevant factor is the temperature. — Boston Globe, 10 Mar. 2005 —called also Planckian radiation — compare planck radiation law The blackbody radiation is the theoretical maximum amount of radiation that a body can emit at a given temperature.

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First Known Use of blackbody radiation

1906


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