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reradiation

[ree-rey-dee-ey-shuh n] /riˌreɪ diˈeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
Physics. radiation emitted as a consequence of a previous absorption of radiation.
2.
Radio. retransmission of signals, a source of interference, due to frequency oscillations in a radio receiver.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; re- + radiation
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Examples for reradiation
  • If that happens, the whole process of absorption and reradiation starts again.
  • Long wave reradiation can warm the atmosphere by warming clouds.
  • In a fire, foam acts as a barrier to radiant energy including reradiation from the fire.
  • Cirrus and nimbus clouds provide markedly different types of radiation attenuation and atmospheric reradiation.
British Dictionary definitions for reradiation

reradiation

/ˌriːreɪdɪˈeɪʃən/
noun
1.
radiation resulting from the previous absorption of primary radiation
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