characteristic radiation

noun

Definition of characteristic radiation

: radiation in the form of light or X rays of wavelengths peculiar to the substance emitting or absorbing it

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First Known Use of characteristic radiation

1898, in the meaning defined above

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“Characteristic radiation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/characteristic%20radiation. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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