emissivity

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noun emis·siv·i·ty \ˌe-mə-ˈsi-və-tē, ˌē-ˌmi-ˈsiv-\

Definition of emissivity

plural

emissivities

  1. :  the relative power of a surface to emit heat by radiation :  the ratio of the radiant energy emitted by a surface to that emitted by a blackbody at the same temperature

1880

First Known Use of emissivity

1880


Medical Dictionary

emissivity

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noun emis·siv·i·ty \ˌem-ə-ˈsiv-ət-ē, ˌē-ˌmis-ˈiv-\

Medical Definition of emissivity

plural

emissivities

  1. :  the relative power of a surface to emit heat by radiation :  the ratio of the radiant energy emitted by a surface to that emitted by a blackbody at the same temperature


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