radiant energy

noun

: energy traveling as electromagnetic waves

Examples of radiant energy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Infrared vision is the ability of certain animals to perceive infrared light, also known as infrared radiation (IL), a type of radiant energy. Allison Futterman, Discover Magazine, 12 Oct. 2023 Instead of fuel, the induction cooktop uses radiant energy to transfer heat to the pan or pot. Kevin Brouillard, Travel + Leisure, 28 Apr. 2023 People were attracted to her radiant energy. Angie Dimichele, sun-sentinel.com, 4 Nov. 2021 The people in the front row probably could have toasted marshmallows in the radiant energy from his pyrotechnics. al, 21 May 2022 That's a new word that people are using to differentiate an electric stove top from a cooktop that uses induction cooking, which is also an electrical method, but uses non-radiant energy to heat whatever's on it. Wired Staff, WIRED, 19 Jan. 2023 The radiant energy of the music, the vibe, had been an invocation to levitate—but not for everybody. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, 23 Dec. 2022 Bioluminescence occurs during a chemical reaction called chemiluminescence – where chemical energy converts to radiant energy. Monica Cull, Discover Magazine, 14 June 2022 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 20 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

radiant energy

noun
: energy transmitted in the form of electromagnetic waves (as heat waves, light waves, radio waves, X-rays)

Medical Definition

radiant energy

noun
: energy traveling as electromagnetic waves

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