emit·​tance | \ ē-ˈmi-tᵊn(t)s How to pronounce emittance (audio) \

Definition of emittance

1 : the energy radiated by the surface of a body per second per unit area

Examples of emittance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the Composer's Inspiration sound chamber gallery, there is barely any light save a deep red emittance. Stephanie Elam, CNN, 28 Sep. 2021 Close to 1,500 Amazon purchasers have deemed these outdoor lights a worthy purchase for their al fresco space, raving over their long-lasting durability and warm, white emittance of light. Isabelle Kagan, USA TODAY, 10 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of emittance

1940, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of emittance was in 1940

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6 Oct 2021

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“Emittance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emittance. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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