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radiant energy

noun, Physics.
1.
energy transmitted in wave motion, especially electromagnetic wave motion.
2.
light1 (def 2a).
Origin of radiant energy
1910-1915
1910-15
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  • The water obtained its energy of position by being evaporated by the heat of the radiant energy of the sun.

    Physics Willis Eugene Tower
  • Just the product of our knowledge of radiant energy up to date.

  • radiant energy is characterized as an oscillatory or wave-like process.

    Natural Philosophy Wilhelm Ostwald
  • Vegetables obtain their energy from the sunlight (radiant energy).

    Physics Willis Eugene Tower
  • It was impossible that any hostile powers should withstand the radiant energy of her desire.

    Virginia Ellen Glasgow
  • radiant energy is of very marked importance in human relations.

    Natural Philosophy Wilhelm Ostwald
  • The foregoing are only a few of the multitude of photochemical reactions and other effects of radiant energy.

    Artificial Light M. Luckiesh
  • If it be limited, the possible dispersion of radiant energy is limited by its extent.

  • If the radiant energy from the sun is sufficiently concentrated upon inflammable material, the latter will ignite.

    Artificial Light M. Luckiesh
  • We are to have the apparatus, which illustrates the conversion of radiant energy into sonorous vibrations.

    Heart and Science Wilkie Collins
British Dictionary definitions for radiant energy

radiant energy

noun
1.
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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