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radiant heat

noun, Thermodynamics
1.
heat energy transmitted by electromagnetic waves in contrast to heat transmitted by conduction or convection.
Origin of radiant heat
1500-1510
1500-10
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  • The substances, how-r, which show themselves thus opaque to radiant heat perfectly transparent to light.

  • But, as you know, radiant heat can flash right through a vacuum.

    Common Science Carleton W. Washburne
  • The sun contains a certain store of energy, part of which is continually disappearing in the form of radiant heat.

    The Story of the Heavens Robert Stawell Ball
  • This fact indicates that radiant heat travels in straight lines.

    Physics Willis Eugene Tower
  • This screen wall, however, cuts off a large quantity of radiant heat.

    The Turkish Bath Robert Owen Allsop
  • The house is centrally heated with radiant heat from the floor.

    Green Spring Farm Ross Netherton
  • This radiant heat, though obscure, exhibits a deportment exactly similar to light.

  • Now radiant heat, as we have seen, is such a lower grade of energy.

  • But the same divergence is to be observed between light and radiant heat, of which the action of glass is a familiar example.

British Dictionary definitions for radiant heat

radiant heat

noun
1.
heat transferred in the form of electromagnetic radiation rather than by conduction or convection; infrared radiation
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