- a hypothetical body that absorbs without reflection all of the electromagnetic radiation incident on its surface.
Origin of blackbody
First recorded in 1700–10
Also called perfect radiator.
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- physics a hypothetical body that would be capable of absorbing all the electromagnetic radiation falling on itAlso called: full radiator
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- A theoretically perfect absorber and emitter of every frequency of electromagnetic radiation. The radiation emitted by a blackbody is a function only of its temperature.
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