Electromagnetic Radiation

Science / Chemistry / Electromagnetic Radiation: A wave that involves perpendicular oscillations in the electric and magnetic fields, moving at a speed of 2.99792458×108 m/s in a vacuum away from the source. Gamma rays, x-rays, ultraviolet light, visible light, infrared radiation, and radio waves are all electromagnetic waves.

Other Words for Radiation

Radiation Adjective Synonyms: emission, emanation, diffusion, dispersal, shedding


Science / Biology / Radiation: Energy emitted from the unstable nuclei of radioactive isotopes. MORE

Infrared Radiation

Science / Chemistry / Infrared Radiation: Electromagnetic radiation with wavelength longer than visible light but shorter than that of microwaves. Infrared radiation is produced by hot objects; absorption of infrared radiation causes chemical MORE

Ionizing Radiation

Technology / Cell Phones / Ionizing Radiation: Very high energy electromagnetic radiation that strips electrons away from their normal locations in atoms and molecules. MORE

Electromagnetic Spectrum

Technology / Cell Phones / Electromagnetic Spectrum: The collection of all electromagnetic energy arranged according to frequency and wavelength. MORE

Electromagnetic Field

Technology / Cell Phones / Electromagnetic Field: An area containing electromagnetic energy (electromagnetic radiation). MORE

Electromagnetic Energy

Technology / Cell Phones / Electromagnetic Energy: Waves of electrical and magnetic energy moving together through space. Also called electromagnetic radiation. MORE