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radiant heat

noun, Thermodynamics.
heat energy transmitted by electromagnetic waves in contrast to heat transmitted by conduction or convection.
Origin of radiant heat
First recorded in 1500-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • And don't you know that light is just a kind of radiant heat?

    Common Science Carleton W. Washburne
  • But, as you know, radiant heat can flash right through a vacuum.

    Common Science Carleton W. Washburne
  • This fact indicates that radiant heat travels in straight lines.

    Physics Willis Eugene Tower
  • This screen wall, however, cuts off a large quantity of radiant heat.

    The Turkish Bath Robert Owen Allsop
  • The house is centrally heated with radiant heat from the floor.

    Green Spring Farm Ross Netherton
  • It is radiant heat that is the cause of the remarkable result.

    Meteorology J. G. M'Pherson
  • Now radiant heat, as we have seen, is such a lower grade of energy.

  • The great mirror seemed alive with radiant heat as it shot back the sun's withering darts.

    The Great Dome on Mercury Arthur Leo Zagat
  • The electric heat lamp is one of the most familiar sources of radiant heat.

British Dictionary definitions for radiant heat

radiant heat

heat transferred in the form of electromagnetic radiation rather than by conduction or convection; infrared radiation
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