radiant energy


Definition of radiant energy

: energy traveling as electromagnetic waves

Examples of radiant energy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The five colorful ovals, positioned possibly as petals, are intended to evoke the sun or a flower or radiant energy. John Tuohy, The Indianapolis Star, 3 July 2021 Her radiant energy is not lost on her Instagram followers—she's made an icon of herself with her viral, sensual vacation posts. Sabrina Park, Harper's BAZAAR, 21 May 2021 Surface temperatures tend to run hotter than the air above, especially on sunny days when surfaces are heated both by air and the Sun’s radiant energy. Richard Stone, Science | AAAS, 19 May 2021 The black surface absorbs the sun’s radiant energy and will warm up the soil. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, 29 Apr. 2021 The perfume portrays a woman of her time, whose radiant energy pulls and attracts. Allyson Portee, Forbes, 16 Apr. 2021 His presence is felt at practice through his radiant energy. Shelby Dermer, The Enquirer, 28 Mar. 2021 Rather than warming the air in an entire room, radiant heaters quickly turn electricity into radiant energy to heat objects or people in front of it. Lauren Levy, NBC News, 26 Oct. 2020 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, 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 25 Oct. 2021.

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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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