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Meaning of ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION

Pronunciation:  i`lektrowmag'netik `reydee'eyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  radiation consisting of waves of energy associated with electric and magnetic fields resulting from the acceleration of an electric charge
 
 Synonyms: electromagnetic wave, nonparticulate radiation
 
 See Also: actinic radiation, actinic ray, beam, blackbody radiation, black-body radiation, electron beam, gamma radiation, gamma ray, Hertzian wave, line, microwave, photon, radiation, radio emission, radio radiation, radio wave, ray, roentgen ray, X ray, X-radiation

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A wave of electric and magnetic fields that can move through space. Particles which make up the waves are called photons.
 

 

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