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radiant energy

noun, Physics.
energy transmitted in wave motion, especially electromagnetic wave motion.
light1 (def 2a).
Origin of radiant energy
1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for radiant energy
  • And total harvested radiant energy efficiency should be better.
  • Most of the radiant energy from the sun is in the visible light form.
  • When the sun heats a roof, it's primarily the sun's radiant energy that makes the roof hot.
  • For example, in photosynthesis plants take in radiant energy from sunlight.
  • Each second, the sun releases an enormous amount of radiant energy into the solar system.
  • Deep ocean currents, waves, and winds all are a result of the sun's radiant energy.
  • radiant energy includes visible light, x-rays, gamma rays and radio waves.
  • Absorption the process in which incident radiant energy is retained by a substance.
  • To protect employees who are exposed to intense radiant energy, begin by selecting a shade too dark to see the welding zone.
British Dictionary definitions for radiant energy

radiant energy

energy that is emitted or propagated in the form of particles or electromagnetic radiation. It is measured in joules Qe
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radiant energy in Science
radiant energy  
Energy in the form of waves, especially electromagnetic waves. Radio waves, x-rays, and visible light are all forms of radiant energy.
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