visible radiation

Definitions of visible radiation

n (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation

light, visible light
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beam, beam of light, irradiation, light beam, ray, ray of light, shaft, shaft of light
a column of light (as from a beacon)
candle flame, candlelight
the light provided by a burning candle
one or more circles of light seen around a luminous object
counterglow, gegenschein
a faint spot of light in the night sky that appears directly opposite the position of the sun; a reflection of sunlight by micrometeoric material in space
light during the daytime
the light of a fire (especially in a fireplace)
light emitted during absorption of radiation of some other (invisible) wavelength
friar's lantern, ignis fatuus, jack-o'-lantern, will-o'-the-wisp
a pale light sometimes seen at night over marshy ground
light yielded by the combustion of illuminating gas
glow, glowing, radiance
the amount of electromagnetic radiation leaving or arriving at a point on a surface
a steady even light without flames
a greyish light (as at dawn or dusk or in dim interiors)
glow, incandescence
the phenomenon of light emission by a body as its temperature is raised
light from a lamp
light not due to incandescence; occurs at low temperatures
meteor, shooting star
a streak of light in the sky at night that results when a meteoroid hits the earth's atmosphere and air friction causes the meteoroid to melt or vaporize or explode
Moon, moonlight, moonshine
the light of the Moon
the light of the stars
sun, sunlight, sunshine
the rays of the sun
(physics) a flash of light that is produced in a phosphor when it absorbs a photon or ionizing particle
light that streams
light from a torch or torches
the diffused light from the sky when the sun is below the horizon but its rays are refracted by the atmosphere of the earth
aureole, corona
the outermost region of the sun's atmosphere; visible as a white halo during a solar eclipse
self-induced fluorescence
sky glow
illumination of the night sky in urban areas
heat ray
a ray that produces a thermal effect
high beam
the beam of a car's headlights that provides distant illumination
luminescence produced by physiological processes (as in the firefly)
luminescence resulting from a chemical reaction as the oxidation of luciferin in fireflies
bolide, fireball
an especially luminous meteor (sometimes exploding)
moon ray, moon-ray, moonbeam
a ray of moonlight
a sudden emergence of the sun from behind clouds
sunbeam, sunray
a ray of sunlight
laser beam
a beam of light generated by a laser
low beam
the beam of a car's headlights that provides illumination for a short distance
a fluorescence that persists after the bombarding radiation has ceased
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actinic radiation, actinic ray
electromagnetic radiation that can produce photochemical reactions

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