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emissivity

[em-uh-siv-i-tee, ee-muh-] /ˌɛm əˈsɪv ɪ ti, ˈi mə-/
noun, Thermodynamics
1.
the ability of a surface to emit radiant energy compared to that of a black body at the same temperature and with the same area.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; emissive + -ity
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  • Reflectivity and emissivity depend on the roof material, and the roofing calculators say nothing about emissivity, anyway.
  • Spectral emissivity is a key physical property in the determination of radiation transfer and balance.
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emissivity

/ɪmɪˈsɪvɪtɪ; ˌɛm-/
noun
1.
a measure of the ability of a surface to radiate energy; the ratio of the radiant flux emitted per unit area to that emitted by a black body at the same temperature ε
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