- the property of transmitting heat as electromagnetic radiation.
Origin of diathermancy
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Have you ever heard, my dear, of the Diathermancy of Ebonite?
The Diathermancy of Ebonite, by some incomprehensible process, drove her bewildered mind back on her old companion.
Diathermancy, the property that is possessed in various degrees by different substances, of transmitting radiant heat.
The diathermancy of the plates in every case decreases very rapidly as their thickness is increased.
- the property of transmitting infrared radiation
C19: from French diathermansie, from dia- + Greek thermansis heating, from thermainein to heat, from thermos hot
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