radiant energy


Definition of radiant energy

: energy traveling as electromagnetic waves

Examples of radiant energy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Telescope in the Ice By Mark Bowen St. Martin’s, 424 pages, $27.99 Astronomers have long surveyed the celestial landscape by capturing and analyzing forms of radiant energy, such as visible light, radio waves and X-rays. Alan Hirshfeld, WSJ, "Review: A New Astronomy Through ‘The Telescope in the Ice’," 15 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of radiant energy

1870, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of radiant energy was in 1870

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“Radiant energy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/radiant%20energy. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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Kids Definition of radiant energy

: energy sent out in the form of electromagnetic waves Heat, light, and radio waves are forms of radiant energy.

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Medical Definition of radiant energy

: energy traveling as electromagnetic waves

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