near-infrared

adjective

near-in·​fra·​red ˌnir-ˌin-frə-ˈred How to pronounce near-infrared (audio)
-(ˌ)frä-
: of or relating to the shorter wavelengths of radiation in the infrared spectrum and especially to those between 0.7 and 2.5 micrometers

Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of near-infrared was in 1950

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Cite this Entry

“Near-infrared.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/near-infrared. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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