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emissive

[ih-mis-iv] /ɪˈmɪs ɪv/
adjective
1.
serving to emit.
2.
pertaining to emission.
Origin
1730-1740
1730-40; emiss(ion) + -ive
Related forms
unemissive, adjective
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  • Triple-glazed, low-emissive windows will become common, accounting for up to a third of sales in colder climates.
  • The surface absorptive and emissive properties are different.
  • Note that for this emissive band the scattering is much weaker than for the reflective bands.

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