near-infrared

adjective
near-in·fra·red | \ˌnir-ˌin-frə-ˈred, -(ˌ)frä-\

Definition of near-infrared 

: of or relating to the shorter wavelengths of radiation in the infrared spectrum and especially to those between 0.7 and 2.5 micrometers

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1950, in the meaning defined above

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