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radiant energy

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noun Physics.
  1. energy transmitted in wave motion, especially electromagnetic wave motion.
  2. light1(def 2a).

Origin of radiant energy

First recorded in 1910–15
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British Dictionary definitions for radiant energy

radiant energy

  1. energy that is emitted or propagated in the form of particles or electromagnetic radiation. It is measured in joulesSymbol: Q e
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radiant energy in Science

radiant energy

  1. 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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